Operators of industrial power grids face two major challenges: They need to optimize their average production costs –including reducing CO2 emissions – and at the same time ensure a secure and reliable power supply for production. The use of renewables to supply industrial facilities reduces both CO2 emissions and the requirement for imported electricity. This lowers operating costs, especially since surplus electricity can be sold. If storage systems are used, it allows operations to take the form of an electrical island, ensuring smooth production, regardless of a public power supply that in many locations may be insufficient.
Fluctuations in electricity generation in a microgrid demand intelligent control mechanisms, reliable forecasts, and – especially in island mode – a balance between available power and power consumed. To meet these needs, Siemens supplies scalable Microgrid Management Systems.
Siemens Microgrid Management Systems are the ideal solution to ensure optimized control of fluctuating electricity generators within a microgrid. Our tailored solutions meet the individual challenges of each power scenario with a modular structure and flexible scalability. For you, this means a software solution exactly tailored to your needs.
Microgrid administration comprises a range of intelligent, versatile, and user-friendly tools for a wide range of applications. End-to-end SCADA and numerous functions for forecasting, planning, and real-time optimization support you in:
Monitoring and controlling the grid components
Monitoring and controlling generation
Monitoring and controlling consumption
Providing ancillary services
Buying and selling power
It’s flexible, direct, and progressive.
The intuitive design tools are a core element in Microgrid Management Systems. Even the most complicated power infrastructures can be represented digitally with just a few clicks of the mouse. This saves time and minimizes the potential for error, thanks to many automatic support functions.
Benefits of our fully integrated microgrid solution
Modular construction, flexible and scalable
Reliable grid operation
Intuitive modeling and parameterization
Intelligent forecasting and planning
Simple, real-time optimization
Incorporation of distributed generators, storage units, and loads
No 24/7 operator required
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