Power and gas grids
Superconductors, laser technology and new gas holders: from more than 100 years of experience, RWE knows that, to sustainably underpin dependable, economic and environmentally-friendly power and gas supplies, you need investment in new technologies as well as steady process improvements. Besides ongoing investment that ensures the high quality of the complex infrastructure of cables, pipelines and many more net components, our engineers today already pinpointedly research and develop new processes and materials to enable us to go on doing justice to our economic and ecological aspirations.
Innovations in detail
Thanks to ongoing swaps of experience at international level – including joint projects with other big grid operators – and projects of our own, RWE is strengthening its innovative power and building up competence. At the same time, Research and Development results in the areas of transmission, distribution and maintenance can also give birth to new business fields. Potential innovations are often in the detail. In recent research projects, RWE has further developed a method for locating faults in low-voltage grids that significantly reduces periods of power failure as well as costs, or innovative distribution system transformers that quickly react to fluctuating feed-in of distributed generators.