In an electric power system, switchgear is the combination of electrical disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers used to control, protect and different parts of electrical grids. The state-of-art of switchgears are gas insulated switchgears (GIS) that use sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) as insulating medium, and are therefore responsible for 188 Mt CO2-e of emissions annually.
Nuventura has developed a switchgear, which uses pressurized dry air instead of SF6 as insulating medium. It improves on all the functional advantages of GIS, but has zero environmental footprint. Today it is only a prototype, but tomorrow it will decarbonize the electricity grid that is growing to satisfy the increasing demand for power.
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