As inventories shrink, production cycles grow shorter and factories have to produce on demand faster than ever, just-in-time production is playing an increasingly important role. In this industrial environment, a reliable power supply is essential for factories to ensure their own economic viability. That’s why in many locations fossil-fuel based backup generators protect against power failures as well as against fluctuations in the grid and in the plant’s power consumption. However, it is more economical and more eco-efficient to integrate renewable energy sources and storage systems in a separate microgrid. This not only increases a plant’s independence from the energy supply and energy prices, it also improves its carbon footprint.
To control these kinds of microgrids, Siemens offers the scalable Microgrid Management Systems as well as solutions based on SICAM automation devices.
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.
The central administration and monitoring with Spectrum Power™, the SICAM PAS substation automation system and DEMS includes:
Expanded SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) enables ongoing real-time optimization
Short-term and long-term forecasts
Ongoing real-time optimization
Automation at the field level
You can use the SICAM RTU automation device and the SGU Smart Grid Unit to control the different types of Generation:
Controller with digital inputs and outputs as well as analog connections for control and monitoring
Optional Synchrocheck functions including direct 3CT and 4VT connections
Connection via direct cabling or Modbus Automatic onboard control algorithm
Control on the device via Mosaic control panel
The Microgrid Management Systems from Siemens enable the monitoring and control of infrastructure, generation and consumption as well as the purchase and sale of energy. They’re flexible, direct and future oriented.
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
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