Advanced Distribution Grid Solutions

Beckwith Electric is the leading provider of innovative solutions for Smart Grid Volt/VAr Optimization (VVO) and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR). There are theoretical and practical principal aspects related to Integrating Volt/VAr Management strategies that are consistent with Smart Grid objectives for Asset Management and Reliability in the distribution system. more

Transmission & Distribution

Electric power transmission or "high voltage electric transmission" is the bulk transfer of electrical energy, from generating plants (historically hydroelectric, nuclear or coal fired but now also wind, solar, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy) to substations located near to population centers. This is distinct from the local wiring between high voltage substations and customers, which is typically referred to as electricity distribution. Transmission lines, when interconnected with each other, become high voltage transmission networks. more


The protection of generators over the past fifty years has evolved from discrete or single function electromechanical relays to static (electronic) single function protection relays and finally to multifunctional digital protection systems. Beckwith Electric began manufacturing protection during the static protection era. Through cooperative efforts with the Gas Research Institute, the multifunctional digital relay was developed. more


With any industrial application, maintaining reliable power directly relates to bottom line decreased costs. Many industrials have co-generation or other forms of on-site generation to successfully achieve and maintain reliable power. Loss of these generators frequently results in plant production losses as well as increases in purchase power cost during the period the generators are out of service. more