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Low Voltage Laboratories
Low Voltage Standards: IEC 60077-3, IEC 60269-2, IEC 60947-2, IEC 60947-3
Adhering to international standards ensures the safety, reliability, and interoperability of electrical components and systems in electrical engineering. Four key standards for low-voltage applications include IEC 60077-3, IEC 60269-2, IEC 60947-2, and IEC 60947-3. Each of these standards addresses specific aspects of low-voltage equipment and its safe operation. IEC 60077-3 IEC 60077-3 is crucial for […]
Low Voltage Laboratories
Low Voltage Standards: IEC 61439-2, IEC 61439-6, IEC 61643-11, IEC 61921, IEC/TR 61641
Adhering to international standards ensures the safety, reliability, and efficiency of electrical systems in electrical engineering. The standards IEC 61439-2, IEC 61439-6, IEC 61643-11, IEC 61921, and IEC/TR 61641 are crucial for various low-voltage applications. Each standard addresses specific electrical equipment and installation requirements, ensuring safe and effective operation. IEC 61439-2 IEC 61439-2 specifies requirements […]
HIGH-VOLTAGE TESTING LABORATORY IN THE US
HIGH-VOLTAGE TESTING LABORATORY IN THE US The imperative for efficient energy transmission across vast distances has escalated, propelling manufacturers into intensified research, development, and production endeavors to create components capable of withstanding and transmitting higher voltages with optimal efficiency. Amidst this landscape, KEMA Labs High-Voltage laboratories stands tall as a globally recognized and independent facility […]
Low Voltage Laboratories
Low Voltage Standards: IEC 61992
In electrical engineering, international standards ensure electrical systems’ safety, reliability, and efficiency. The standards IEC 61992-2, IEC 61992-3, IEC 61992-4, and IEC 61992-6 are crucial for low-voltage applications in railway systems. Each standard addresses specific requirements for electrical equipment and installations, ensuring their safe and effective operation. IEC 61992-2 IEC 61992-2 specifies requirements for insulation […]
High-Power Testing Laboratories in the US
HIGH-POWER TEST LABORATORY IN THE US – THE LARGEST FACILITY IN AMERICA Located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania (USA), KEMA LABs stands as a beacon of excellence for electrical testing services. KEMA LABs specializes in a broad array of tests , notably including both AC and DC high-power short-circuit examinations, as well as extensive high-voltage assessments.  Our […]
Products Expertise
E-mobility
Transportation will be the next sector to decarbonise, after electricity. The rise of electric vehicles will bring huge changes to the electricity sector as well as the automotive industry. Kema Labs can help you navigate this new and uncertain landscape. We have the expertise, competence and cutting-edge test facilities to help you take the last […]
Products Expertise
Battery Storage systems
As sustainable energy becomes more widespread, energy storage solutions are becoming essential to balance electricity supply and demand. Whether you are seeking to bring new products to market or consolidating a developed technology, the right partner is crucial . Our energy storage experts offer non-destructive (pre-) testing of batteries in dedicated facilities, as well as:
CHALFONT LABORATORIES JOINS CESI
Milan, March 2, 2020 – The change in ownership of the Chalfont (USA) Laboratories’ from DNV GL to CESI has completed today. The independent testing facility in Chalfont is the largest of its kind in the United States. It features 1000 MVA and 2500 MVA short-circuit generators; a 1500 kV impulse generator; a 600-kV power […]
Operation Optimization
Grid code compliance
As the power system decarbonizes, balancing services will have to evolve as well, starting with frequency and voltage control. Every power plant must prove its compliance to the grid code requirements, running specific tests when it is commissioned and upgraded and on a regular basis thereafter. With our deep experience of grid code requirements and […]
Energy journal
Future grids
Transmission & Distribution
Grid Modernisation
Intelligence has been integral to electricity grids since their inception: supervision, control and protection have always been key activities for system operators. So, what’s different about the smart grid ? Grids are becoming more complex for a variety of reasons, including the roll-out of distributed generation, changes in customer behavior (including the rise of the […]
Testing Labs
Flex Power Grid Laboratory
The proportion of power generated from renewable energy is increasing, making voltage control more complex and maintaining adequate levels of power quality for all users more onerous. The laboratory provides a fully controllable grid -equivalent capable of operating over a wide range of frequencies, harmonics, voltages and power levels. Our system provides complete control over […]
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ENERNEX FOR POWER GRID MODERNIZATION
​Milan, March 12, 2019 – EnerNex, a CESI company, has recently been selected by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to support its grid modernization efforts. The Company will be the key Consultantto facilitate PUCO’s Data & Modern Grid Workgroup (DWG) and the Distribution System Planning Workgroup (PWG). Specifically, the DWG will focus on […]
Advisory services
Planning studies
The ongoing decarbonization of power systems is affecting them in a variety of ways, including: a (r)evolution in the generation mix, the rise of distributed generation, the deployment of energy storage capacity, enhanced interconnections between countries and more integrated power markets. In addition, the electrification of sectors that still rely on fossil fuels is changing […]
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International Workshop on regulation for Smart Grids
​ CESI @ International Workshop on regulation for Smart Grids (CIGRÉ BRASIL) 2015 in Botafogo-Rio de Janeiro. The event is a joint initiative of CIGRÉ Study committees-Brazil: • B5:(protection and Automation) • C2 (operation and control systems) • C6 (Distributed generation and distribution systems) • D2 (information and Telecommunication systems for electrical Systems) Aims to discuss regulatory issues for […]
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Smart grids for preventing blackouts?
​Transmission adequacy problems versus electrical growing consumptions, control and protection technological ageing, unpredictable renewable sources penetration, unbundling and market distortion effects, lack of coordination between system operators… are just examples of possible root causes which led  to partial or total blackouts in recent years worldwide. USA and European large disturbances on 2003 and 2005, as […]
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Smart Grids: Empowering Cities!
​On October 15th, Matteo Codazzi was invited to chair the panelNEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY NETWORKS IMPROVEMENT AND SMART URBAN SERVICES at “Smart Grids: Empowering Cities!”, an international workshop held at Enel’s Smart Lab, near CESI’s Headquarters in Milan. During the workshop, all the international guests were invited to visit EXPO 2015, which is the first greenfield […]
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CESI at the World Smart Grid Forum 2013
A business, regulatory and technical executive perspective Nations bring diverse drivers and approaches to the Smart Grid. But there is a unanimous, confirmed urgency to accelerate the development of strong, low-carbon energy systems that help address global issues around energy security, economic growth and climate change. This evolution needs to be accompanied by innovative business […]
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HP Labs drive national grids into the future
​ Since the second industrial revolution, the industry development has been strictly dependent from the availability of electric power and the reliability of the electric generation and distribution infrastructure. The reliability of an electric network could be seen as the combined reliability of its power components; since many decades, third party laboratories are trusted institutions […]
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Smart grid debates at the WEC Daegu 2013
​The 22nd World Energy Congress will be held in Daegu, Korea from Sunday, October 13 to Thursday, October 17, 2013. The Congress offers the best insights into the global energy sector and access to the leading global energy markets, with a high-level exclusive and informative program featuring addresses by government ministers and chief executives along […]