The shift to distributed generation is changing long-established concepts about how electricity should be produced, transmitted, and used. Power flow through the grid is becoming more decentralized and bi-directional. Local measurement, fault detection, and remote control are now essential for stability and intelligent load management. A new approach is needed—one that encourages greater use of renewable sources and facilitates interconnection of distributed power generation using advanced monitoring, communication and control. Woodward is recognized as a leader in the field of advanced power generation and distribution control products. We continue to build on our legacy by creating cutting-edge control and protection devices, designed to work in complex systems to meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart grids. Our global strategy for melding all aspects of power generation and distribution to enable electrical power systems integration is called PowerConnect.