Microgrid - Generation, Distribution and Consumption

Siemens takes a broad view of microgrid infrastructure and includes the generation, distribution and consumption of electricity, water and gas. We are able to leverage our entire portfolio and tackle challenges of the entire system.

Power Generation

Siemens has a broad alternative and fossil fueled power generation portfolio that includes: solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power, wind, gas turbines, steam turbines and power conversion systems for electric energy storage. Siemens also has control systems with the ability to aggregate and economically optimize the dispatch of distributed generation resources for both electricity and heat production (sometimes called a virtual power plant).

Power Consumption

Siemens has multiple demand side management strategies for industrial, commercial and residential consumers. These include solutions for individual residential, commercial or industrial consumers and aggregations of consumers.

Siemens is also a leader in electro mobility and can deploy turnkey solutions for electric vehicle charging and vehicle charging management.

Microgrid Management System

The brain behind the safe and reliable operation of a microgrid is an automation system that can manage electric as well as thermal systems. Siemens has several industry proven systems capable of managing a microgrid – the system of choice depends on the size and complexity of the system.

Key benefits include:

  • Flexible, expandable base system with a component-based architecture lets you expand the system to match your growth

  • Incremental upgrade option keeps the system in step with new technologies while minimizing the commitment of your resources

  • Intuitive display and database-creation and maintenance tools provide low cost customization