Tap into the minds of some of our brightest with this list of articles and papers published by NOJA Power. Our revolutionary design comes from some of the best in the industry, and sharing ideas sparks the innovation which we strive for.

Integrating renewable energy sources into smart grids using Automatic Circuit Reclosers

There is global momentum to diversify electricity generation sources for economic, environmental and security reasons. “Distributed generation” (DG) enables more companies to enter the electricity market stimulating competition, encourages the development of renewable energy (RE) and limits the impact of events such as cyber attacks. However, conventional electricity distribution networks are poorly matched to the needs of DG because they were designed to meet the demands of large generating capacity sited close to population centres.

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Single phase earth faults solutions using reclosers to meet the demands of the modern network

By David Dart (R&D Director - NOJA Power)

The advent of the microprocessor protection relay within a recloser controller has allowed the introduction of a significant number of new protection features and functionality. In parallel to these enhancements the recloser switch has transformed into an extremely reliable switch which operates in a significantly faster time based on the use of the current technology of a vacuum interrupter with an optimised magnetic actuator.

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The Reality of Providing Energy in Australia: Bushfire Mitigation and the Benefits of Power Quality Monitoring Outside Substations

By Martin van der Linde (Sales Engineer – NOJA Power/B.Eng, B.BusMan)

Abstract: Utilities operating in Australia face many adversaries with regards to power distribution; challenges which would drive most international counterparts to alternative markets. Australian utilities are a much more resilient group, and with modern developments in pole mounted switchgear, the obstacles faced are not quite as insurmountable as they used to be.

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Using the smart grid to mitigate the impact of electric vehicles on future electricity demand

By Steven Keeping (Technology Writer)

Abstract: The electric vehicle (EV) has been subject to rapid development by major automakers and modern EVs are capable of completing 85 percent of typical journeys on a single charge. This, together with reductions in the purchase price, is making the EV an increasingly practical alternative to a conventional vehicle leading to significant growth in the size of EV fleets over the next few decades.

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Carbon Emission Reductions by the Implementation of a Smart Grid

By Steven Keeping (Technology Writer)

Abstract: A smart grid – a computerised electricity transmission and distribution network incorporating monitoring, reconfiguration and real time feedback – promises to revolutionise energy delivery by lowering costs, minimising outage frequency and duration, and simplifying the interfacing of renewable energy sources to the system.

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Only Smart Reclosers Build Smart Grids

By Neil O'Sullivan (Managing Director) / Bruno Kimura (Brazil Managing Director)

Abstract: Smart Grid is on the agenda of almost every utility in the world today. A true Smart Grid starts with the automation of utilities distribution networks and a key building block for the automation of distribution networks is reclosers. What do reclosers need to provide this building block? This paper attempts to summarise the solution.

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DNP3 Security: Challenges and Solutions

By Alan Scott (R&D Software Development Manager)

Abstract: SCADA networks have historically been designed to optimize efficiency and functionality, without consideration of cyber-security issues. Increasing inter-connectedness of networks and regulatory oversight has now elevated cyber-security to be a mandatory consideration for many network operators.

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