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Routing and Controlling the Grid With Advanced Electronics, Solid-State Transformers: Here at Greentech Media,...

Routing and Controlling the Grid With Advanced Electronics, Solid-State Transformers: Here at Greentech Media,...

Here at Greentech Media, we’ve been covering the emergence of a new class of power electronics that could revolutionize the way the world’s electric grids work, mainly by replacing one of the cornerstone devices of the grid: the transformer. Now from Japan comes a new nonprofit group with a plan to get the revolution underway. That’s the Digital Grid Consortium , a group officially launched in December with member companies including Japan’s ORIX Corp ., NEC Corp . and National Instruments , as well as Cupertino, Calif.-based business development consultant Kyumaru Pacific Alliances. David McQuilkin, managing director of Kyumaru, told me in a December interview that three Japanese electrical equipment manufacturers are planning to join the consortium. He said the companies aren’t ready to make their names public yet, but a short list of likely contenders might include Hita...

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