New global cooperation aims at a more sustainable energy supply of remote islands worldwide

04.12.2013 00:00

A new partnership between DONG Energy and Schneider Electrics aims at increasing renewable penetration, balancing grids and reducing carbon emissions.

 

 

The Power Hub system has already successfully demonstrated its capability and value in optimizing, balancing and improving the stability of remote micro-grids at the Faroe Islands. Photo: DONG Energy

 

DONG Energy and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, and DONG Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, have entered an agreement to cooperate on a technological and commercial partnership. The ambition is to enable electric network operators of remote or isolated island grids to increase the share of renewable used while maintaining grid stability and reliability for consumers. “DONG Energy has developed a virtual power plant system called Power Hub, which aggregates loads and generation capacity for network flexibility through a software platform. The system has already successfully demonstrated its capability and value in optimizing, balancing and improving the stability of remote micro-grids at the Faroe Islands,” says Ivan Kristian Pedersen, who is in charge of Pwer Hub Tecnologies in DONG Energy.

Integrating Power Hub with Schneider Electric’s power and grid management software platform will enable DONG Energy to deliver a unique solution that address an important challenge of how to run an isolated electricity system in a safe, economically optimal manner, while making maximum use of renewables. Not only in our own part of the world, but globally.

“Alongside DONG Energy, Schneider Electric will bring its market-leader expertise in grid field devices, network automation and grid management systems in a uniquely modular approach to virtual power plants in order to overcome the operational challenges of dynamically balancing supply and demand.” confirms Frédéric Abbal, Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Energy Division. “Our joint architecture includes Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), Power Control System (PCS) and Renewable Control Center (RCC) applications offering real-time generation and demand forecasting, monitoring and control. Thanks to weather and load forecasting and fast load shedding capabilities, island utility operators will be able to operate sustainable, efficient and economically viable power systems and benefit local communities.”

Schneider Electric enjoys active collaborative partnerships with utilities to test and validate innovative solutions endeavoring to solve their operational, environmental and regulatory concerns. Schneider Electric’s global footprint in more than 100 countries and unique position on both the demand and supply side of the grid will connect all energy players (generators, network operators and prosumers).

 

 

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