Substation

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part of an electrical generation, transmission, and distribution system. Substations transform voltage levels from high transmission voltages to lower distribution voltages (or vice versa) or perform any of several other important functions related to safety and power quality. Between the generating station and consumer, electric power may flow through several substations at different voltage levels.

Pros

Core infrastructure that allows us to move energy from one place and scale to another.

Cons

Many need costly upgrades to accommodate bi-directional energy flows from DER.

Real Talk

Communities need high levels of transparency between utilities that own substations and the project development community. This will allow for the fairest and most cost-effective infrastructure improvements.

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