Cables for Power Utilities by Marmon IEI


Power Utilities

helping deliver light to the world



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Power utilities and power generation refers to the process of producing electricity that is then provided to consumers. For power utilities, they operate the infrastructure that generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to homes and businesses. This infrastructure includes power plants, transmission lines, and distribution networks. For power generation, there are several different methods including fossil fuel-based, nuclear, and renewable energy generation.

Power Utilities

Power utilities rely on a variety of cables to transmit electricity from power plants to homes and businesses. Marmon IEI specializes in providing distribution cables that help disperse electricity to homes and businesses. Medium-voltage cables distribute electricity from substations to consumers and are usually buried underground or attached to poles. These cables are typically coated with insulation to prevent electrical leaks and must be able to withstand the conditions they will be exposed to, including temperature extremes, moisture, and physical damage. They may also have additional protective layers, such as armor or a jacket, to increase their durability and resistance to damage. Low-voltage distribution cables distribute electricity from distribution lines to individual consumers.  Similar to medium-voltage cables, they are buried underground or installed in buildings. Insulation and durability are major contributing qualities these cables must have. 

In addition to these cables, power utilities also use service entrance cables to bring distribution lines to the main electrical panel of a home or business. There are a variety of other electrical equipment, such as transformers, switchgear, and protective devices, that may require control or monitoring cabling components to ensure the safe and efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. Marmon IEI offers a full line of cable options for the power utilities and works alongside these providers to ensure they have the right products to meet their specifications. 

Power Generation

Fossil fuel-based power generation involves the use of coal, natural gas, or oil to produce electricity. This is typically done by burning the fuel to generate heat, which is then used to generate steam. The steam is used to power a turbine, which generates electricity through the use of generators. In order for these types of facilities to operate efficiently, they must rely on infrastructure components designed to operate in harsh conditions and are typically made from high-quality, durable materials such as copper or aluminum. They are also usually coated with a protective layer to help them withstand the high temperatures and other stresses that are often present in power generation facilities. Power generation control cables are used to connect various electrical components in the power generation process, including generators, transformers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment. They play a critical role in ensuring the reliable and efficient operation of power generation facilities.

At Marmon IEI, we have developed cable products that meet the stringent requirements of the power generation industry, specifically for gas turbines. These cables are typically used to sense operating parameters of gas turbines and come in multi-conductor configurations. Cables can be designed to meet specific temperature ratings and operating conditions for your application. These cables come with a variety of industry and regulatory compliances and approvals. Contact Marmon IEI today to discuss your specific needs