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Our Partnerships

We define partnership as a relationship founded in honesty, built on dependability, and continued in the spirit of a united mission: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. Our driving factor is to support you in achieving your goals so that we can each do what is right for our customers, our industry, and the world.

We have been lucky enough to partner with individuals at the companies below, and many more, to understand the problem and create the ideal solution.

Generation & Transmission

Generation & Transmission

The generation source and transmission of electric power are undergoing rapid change. Instead of a one-way flow of electric power from the transmission grid to the distribution grid, distributed energy resources create a two-way power flow—and a new set of challenges. Additionally, there is a need to increase the capacity of transmission lines for a growing number of customers around the world. As we try to get more and more out of our current equipment and infrastructure, it’s easier to add unwanted complexity in the pursuit of features and functionality.

We believe in simplicity, innovation, and reliability. Our products are made of components that offer unmatched hardware quality and reliability. We released solutions that operate using time-domain technology and traveling-wave fault location. Time-domain relays are less susceptible to fault current, increase security and reliability, and solve many of the challenges associated with traditional protection methods.

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Transmission lines

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GSE City night time view

Georgia State Electrosystem

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Arizona Sunset

Tohono O'odham Utility Authority

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Uruguay water way

Uruguay (UTE)

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Generation & Transmission

Generation & Transmission

The generation source and transmission of electric power are undergoing rapid change. Instead of a one-way flow of electric power from the transmission grid to the distribution grid, distributed energy resources create a two-way power flow—and a new set of challenges. Additionally, there is a need to increase the capacity of transmission lines for a growing number of customers around the world. As we try to get more and more out of our current equipment and infrastructure, it’s easier to add unwanted complexity in the pursuit of features and functionality.

We believe in simplicity, innovation, and reliability. Our products are made of components that offer unmatched hardware quality and reliability. We released solutions that operate using time-domain technology and traveling-wave fault location. Time-domain relays are less susceptible to fault current, increase security and reliability, and solve many of the challenges associated with traditional protection methods.

More About Transmission SolutionsMore About Generation Solutions
Transmission lines

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GSE City night time view

Georgia State Electrosystem

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Arizona Sunset

Tohono O'odham Utility Authority

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Uruguay water way

Uruguay (UTE)

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Distribution

Distribution

With distributed energy resources putting generation inside distribution systems, the landscape of electric power distribution is changing. Demand patterns are shifting, and complexity is increasing.

We counter that complexity with solutions that simplify and improve protection and control systems—starting with the industry’s most reliable electronic devices. The mean time between repairs for SEL products is more than 250 years, so if you have 250 of our devices in your system, you can expect fewer than one per year to need unscheduled repair or replacement. From replacing electromechanical relays to integrating distributed energy resources and implementing automated fault location and system restoration, we help distribution system owners meet today’s needs—and deliver reliable electric power well into the future.

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Distribution lines

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CLECO distribution inspection

Improving Distribution System Reliability

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Mississippi shoreline

Mississippi Power

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TRICO distribution line work

Co-op Expands Comms Network

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Distribution

Distribution

With distributed energy resources putting generation inside distribution systems, the landscape of electric power distribution is changing. Demand patterns are shifting, and complexity is increasing.

We counter that complexity with solutions that simplify and improve protection and control systems—starting with the industry’s most reliable electronic devices. The mean time between repairs for SEL products is more than 250 years, so if you have 250 of our devices in your system, you can expect fewer than one per year to need unscheduled repair or replacement. From replacing electromechanical relays to integrating distributed energy resources and implementing automated fault location and system restoration, we help distribution system owners meet today’s needs—and deliver reliable electric power well into the future.

More About Distribution Solutions
Distribution lines

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CLECO distribution inspection

Improving Distribution System Reliability

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Mississippi shoreline

Mississippi Power

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TRICO distribution line work

Co-op Expands Comms Network

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Substation Automation/Modernization

Substation Automation

We simplify substation operations and improve efficiency by enabling you to see, analyze, and act upon the wealth of data made available by intelligent electronic devices.

Our engineers take the time to understand your needs and goals—and then, drawing upon decades of field experience, design and implement a solution customized specifically for you. We provide products and complete turnkey engineering services for these substation automation solutions and more.

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Spain Substation Tour

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Caribbean coast

Caribbean Utilities Company

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SCADA control room

SCADA in West Texas

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Vietnam Substation

Vietnam Electricity (EVN)

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Substation Automation/Modernization

Substation Automation

We simplify substation operations and improve efficiency by enabling you to see, analyze, and act upon the wealth of data made available by intelligent electronic devices.

Our engineers take the time to understand your needs and goals—and then, drawing upon decades of field experience, design and implement a solution customized specifically for you. We provide products and complete turnkey engineering services for these substation automation solutions and more.

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Spain Substation Tour

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Caribbean coast

Caribbean Utilities Company

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SCADA control room

SCADA in West Texas

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Vietnam Substation

Vietnam Electricity (EVN)

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Microgrid Control

Microgrid Control

Microgrids play a vital role in aggregating and coordinating distributed generation assets and renewable resources. They can provide resilience for critical infrastructure, help mitigate the variability of wind and solar power, and offer both economic and energy conservation benefits. But they’re not one size fits all. Each microgrid is a unique system that must be carefully engineered to maintain stability and meet specific operational priorities. It must be able to island itself from the bulk power grid, operate indefinitely in isolation, and resynchronize with the grid without interrupting power to critical loads.

Making this happen seamlessly and reliably is among the most difficult challenges in electrical engineering—and that’s where SEL comes in.

Using our own electronic relays, automation controllers, and cybersecure networking systems, we custom-engineer the all-important systems that protect and control microgrids and integrate them with other electrical infrastructure.

And we’ve been recognized by prominent energy research institutions as the best in the world at ensuring that microgrids operate with maximum resiliency, efficiency, and security.

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Belgium windpower

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MSU tour

Montclair State University (MSU)

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Jasper Drillship partnership

Jasper Drillship

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Microgrid Control

Microgrid Control

Microgrids play a vital role in aggregating and coordinating distributed generation assets and renewable resources. They can provide resilience for critical infrastructure, help mitigate the variability of wind and solar power, and offer both economic and energy conservation benefits. But they’re not one size fits all. Each microgrid is a unique system that must be carefully engineered to maintain stability and meet specific operational priorities. It must be able to island itself from the bulk power grid, operate indefinitely in isolation, and resynchronize with the grid without interrupting power to critical loads.

Making this happen seamlessly and reliably is among the most difficult challenges in electrical engineering—and that’s where SEL comes in.

Using our own electronic relays, automation controllers, and cybersecure networking systems, we custom-engineer the all-important systems that protect and control microgrids and integrate them with other electrical infrastructure.

And we’ve been recognized by prominent energy research institutions as the best in the world at ensuring that microgrids operate with maximum resiliency, efficiency, and security.

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Belgium windpower

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MSU tour

Montclair State University (MSU)

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Jasper Drillship partnership

Jasper Drillship

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

The scale of economic damage and potential loss of life that define today’s cyber attacks underscore the need for a better approach to cybersecurity for critical energy infrastructure. While there is no single idea, product, or solution that creates cybersecurity—and security itself is a moving target—there are strong foundational ideas and principles upon which to build a solid cyber-defense strategy.

We have a long history of solution and product design for operational technology (OT) environments. This has allowed us to build a deep understanding of the security considerations specific to OT networks, such as assumed trust between devices, deviation from baseline status, and how the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability should relate to each other based on application.

We believe in building layers of defense and maintaining the integrity of each layer’s purpose—in other words, applying the right technology at the right layer. We believe simpler products are easier to defend. And the safety of the power system and availability of the protection and control devices come first.

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Control Center

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

The scale of economic damage and potential loss of life that define today’s cyber attacks underscore the need for a better approach to cybersecurity for critical energy infrastructure. While there is no single idea, product, or solution that creates cybersecurity—and security itself is a moving target—there are strong foundational ideas and principles upon which to build a solid cyber-defense strategy.

We have a long history of solution and product design for operational technology (OT) environments. This has allowed us to build a deep understanding of the security considerations specific to OT networks, such as assumed trust between devices, deviation from baseline status, and how the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability should relate to each other based on application.

We believe in building layers of defense and maintaining the integrity of each layer’s purpose—in other words, applying the right technology at the right layer. We believe simpler products are easier to defend. And the safety of the power system and availability of the protection and control devices come first.

More About Cybersecurity Solutions
Control Center

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