Electric energy will become the backbone of future industrial development. Fossil fuel resources are still available, but
the exploration will become increasingly costly. The share of renewable sources in power generation will increase
significantly. Focusing on energy efficiency, condition monitoring systems will be implemented along the complete
power generation and distribution chain. Smart sensors will function as the eyes for controlling the smart grid.
T. Bosselmann, T. Bosselmann,
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