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Gridco Systems Inc., a provider of active grid infrastructure solutions, has released an end-to-end hardware and software platform built to solve current, emerging and future distribution challenges faced by electric utilities.

The Gridco Systems emPower solution, the company says, leverages modular power electronics, advanced control algorithms, distributed networking and power system analytics to help increase service reliability, improve system efficiency, and defer transmission and generation upgrades.

According to Gridco, the solution helps utilities integrate distributed renewable generation, improve volt/VAR optimization initiatives for energy efficiency and peak demand reduction, and provide enhanced power quality.

"Utilities need to maintain control and visibility into the distribution grid while, at the same time, reducing costs and increasing efficiency," comments Naimish Patel, CEO of Gridco. "Based on years of research and development, our solution offers a comprehensive suite of power electronics, distributed controls and back-office software that provide distribution utilities with fine-grained control of power flow from substation to load."

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