Introducing custom power

Electric Power Res. Inst., USA
IEEE Spectrum (Impact Factor: 0.94). 07/1995; DOI: 10.1109/6.387140
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT Changes in customers' needs require improvements in the reliability and quality of the electricity supply. This paper describes how the concept of custom power is now becoming familiar. The term describes the value-added power that electric utilities and other service providers will offer their customers in the future. The improved level of reliability of this power, in terms of reduced interruptions and less variation, will stem from an integrated solution to present problems, of which a prominent feature will be the application of power electronic controllers to utility distribution systems and/or at the supply end of many industrial and commercial customers and industrial parks.< >