Seamlessly Integrating Distributed Energy Assets
An Advanced Microgrid Control solution from Siemens subsidiary Russelectric allows facilities to participate in grid market transactions.
Operated by the company’s transfer switches, switchgear, and power controllers, the solution provide hardware, data, and control integration of a facility’s onsite demand and generation assets to optimize power loads and generation sources, and provide benefits associated with distributed energy resources (DER) technologies.
To successfully deploy an Advanced Microgrid requires a complete physical and software solution that controls a facility’s power supply assets – connecting, controlling, and optimizing loads and generation sources to achieve each customer’s unique mix of benefits. Russelectric’s Advanced Microgrid Controls is a modular, scalable, seamless hardware and software solution to connect, control, and optimize facility generation assets and loads.
“Siemens takes a holistic approach to microgrids, ensuring we can meet customers’ evolving needs,” explains Jason Martin, Head of Russelectri. “This includes providing individual components for microgrids, such as switchgear, more integrated solutions such as the Advanced Microgrid Control Solution which is a packaged solution of switchgear plus microgrid controller, or even delivering a turnkey microgrid that can be provided at no upfront cost to the customer via an Energy as a Service agreement. This portfolio of offerings enables Siemens to be a one stop shop for microgrid needs, no matter the partner or project.”
Ideal for use in healthcare, data centers, and other critical sectors, the Advanced Microgrid Control Solution improves grid outage, business continuity, while reducing energy costs and carbon footprint. In addition, it improves facility power quality, benefiting internal equipment and reducing utility power quality charges. This is accomplished via dynamic islanding capabilities, fast and reliable decoupling, automatic black start of backup generators, seamless grid resynchronization, and more.
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