For operation of critical power grid infrastructures, the increasingly deregulated energy market and the advances in renewable energy sources offer both opportunities and challenges. The use of renewables to supply critical infrastructure increases independence from grid supply and lowers operating costs, especially since surplus electricity can be sold. If storage systems are used, that allows operations to take the form of an electrical island, providing security in case of emergencies such as storms.
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 software Microgrid Management Systems and solutions based on automation devices in the SICAM series and solutions based on Spectrum Power™.
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.
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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