PFISTERER and TPC Wire & Cable Corp. (TPC) have formed a partnership to strengthen their position on the North American market. Working with PFISTERER as the leading German manufacturer of medium and high voltage electrical equipment for energy infrastructure, this cooperation allows TPC to stock select products in the United States, which significantly reduces lead time and provides additional customer benefits.
The two recognized leaders in plastic composite and ceramic insulator technology, PFISTERER and LAPP Insulators, are now pooling their innovative strength and expertise. In October 2015 the PFISTERER Group, a leading supplier of special equipment and systems in the field of energy infrastructures, announced that it was taking over LAPP Insulators.
A reliable power supply is based on power transformers that function efficiently. Yet many systems in the USA have been in service for a great many years and are therefore prone to faults. Further risks to grid stability include environmental disasters and violent attacks on substations.
Power transformers equipped in this way are flexible in their use and easy to transport, enabling them to be used as emergency transformers. This means that damaged transformers can be replaced within a very short time.
PFISTERER’s first CrossPower system was put into operation in Lithuania at the start of February. The hybrid energy management system enables even remote regions to receive a reliable and stable supply of energy using regenerative sources.
Forecasts predict that there will be 27 megacities with over ten million inhabitants by 2020. Energy requirements will continue to rise in the world’s major hubs while the amount space available for substations will shrink.
The trend towards increasingly compact substations and the dynamic changes to energy infrastructures place new demands on power transformers. They are expected to provide maximum flexibility along with optimum safety and efficiency for a service life of at least 40 years.
The new Oerlikon substation is a shining example for space-saving construction. Located right in the center of a Zurich neighborhood, the system is spread across three underground levels, directly below an ewz network base. Together, the two structures take up just 30 percent of the space needed for older outdoor switching stations.
The PFISTERER Group,, has secured a leading position on the global market for high voltage insulators with the acquisition of all the shares in LAPP Insulators Holding, based in Wunsiedel, Germany from Quadriga Capital.