Balancing peak loads and compensating for reactive power – both can be achieved via industrial DC networks and help stabilize our power supply. This has been shown by studies in the PHI-Factory project, led by the WGP Institute PTW at Darmstadt Technical University. Compared with conventional AC networks, this can save one-fifth of the energy. Material savings are as high as 40 percent. The WGP Institute FAPS in Erlangen is now developing a tool for companies that want to use DC networks.

Read our article from the Future Insights series to learn more about the intresting new research project: Saving power and material with industrial DC networks