Software-Defined Electricity (SDE) is a breakthrough in power
correction. With the advent of SDE, electrical state can now be
digitally controlled and programmed with precision to create a fully
Software-Defined electrical circuit. SDE delivers a full solution
for power correction maximizing efficiency of electrical energy
transfer and addressing all power quality issues in real time.
The SDE Simulator (see below) was developed to offer visual
representations of common power quality issues and SDE power
correction including phase-balancing on a typical three-phase
Please click below! (Not available for smaller mobile devices)
How is SDE different from traditional power conditioning ?
Traditional power conditioning methods are constrained by
performance limitations in power sensing and analog to
In order to effectively correct power in real-time,
continuous subcycle measurement and correction is required
that accommodates the unique interrelationship of load
activity, circuit conditions, and grid conditions.
SDE differentiates from the marketplace of power
conditioning technologies by precisely correcting all
common power quality and imbalance issues within the
electrical network simultaneously as opposed to targeting
one or a small subset of power quality issues.
Benefits of SDE
Energy & Performance Optimization
Software-Defined networks dynamically correct electricity to
provide substantially more precise power to each load on the
circuit. By balancing the power needs of loads with real time
correction, the overall system efficiency is increased
radically. Circuits typically experience kWh improvements
between 15-30% depending on conditions. Independently
validated lab tests have shown as high as a 77% increase in kW
efficiency on a 3-phase motor.
Electrical System Performance
SDE provides optimal power delivery allowing for equipment to
achieve new levels of performance with broad multi-industry
applications. Wireless communications, audio acoustics,
sensitive electronics and also large industrial loads or
grid-tied systems will perform more consistently and beyond
rated equipment thresholds when operating within a software
defined electrical network.
Software-Defined power delivery leads to substantially reduced
duty cycle degradation for electrical equipment resulting in
as high as 2-3x or greater equipment lifespan. As phases
become imbalanced, power factor conditions arise, harmonics
are introduced, or power system events occur; equipment
experiences negative consequences unique to the nature of the
equipment and power condition. Electronics failures are more
common, motor bearings degrade faster, and electrical contact
points wear more frequently. SDE corrects these power quality
issues maximizing asset health.
Safety & Resilience
Electrical Fire Prevention
Neutral currents are directly related to the real time
conditions across each phase of a three phase system, as a
result overloading of the neutral due to system imbalance is a
known cause of electrical fires. SDE minimizes ground current
and reduces neutral currents to negligible levels eliminating
Power System Event Suppression
SDE will identify the event, precisely calculate a response,
and correct the event to maintain power stability. When an
event occurs, the excess current is “absorbed” or additional
current is introduced from internal storage depending on the
nature of the event. The result is maximum system resiliency
from switching transients, inrush current spikes, momentary
sags, swells, or power conditions introduced from cyber
attacks (within equipment sizing thresholds).
Digital Lightning Protection
Similarly as with power system event suppression, SDE will
correct power system events caused by lightning (within
equipment sizing thresholds), however because SDE provides
truly digital power, this capability does not degrade with
use. Traditional methods of lightning protection degrade as
they absorb the excess current, reducing the protection with
each use and eventually leading to protection failure after
repeated lightning strikes.
Power System Analytics (Requires Systems Integration)
SDE offers a customizable API allowing for consumption of data
from the real time AI engine. Advanced electrical system
insights including opportunities for load signature analysis,
predictive equipment failure, and performance benchmarking are
not currently offered as a package but can be enabled as a
custom solution. Please contact us for more information.