By Joel Scanlon
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities will provide intelligent energy distribution solutions in Amsterdam from October 9 to 11, 2012.
These solutions will be for three specialized events, which are merged into one - "Transmission & Distribution Europe/Smart Grids Europe," "Metering, Billing/CRM Europe," and "Smart Homes." The company will offer smart grid and smart metering solutions for energy and meter data management in buildings, energy storage solutions for distribution grid stabilization and energy storage.
Current energy supply grids do not have the capacity to meet the rising power consumption and their designs do not support the increasing renewable power generation demands. Hence, smart grids are the need of the hour. Interacting grids with smart buildings that store, generate, and consume energy represent increasing challenges for building operators and the energy industry. .
Siemens’ Smart Grid Compass is a consulting and analyzing platform that helps energy providers garner a smart power supply grid. Siemens experts, in coordination with energy providers, develop the required business strategy for a smart grid.
Meter data management (MDM) systems are designed to support energy providers who deploy smart metering. The EnergyIP meter data management system from Siemens is designed to connect, through a SAP-certified interface, existing IT systems to a smart meter. This way, energy supply companies can use smart metering in all their systems.
The distributed energy management system (DEMS) is designed to network as well as combine power generation sources that are decentralized to make them centrally controlled. The DEM system is tuned to process information such as electricity prices, weather forecasts, and energy requirements. Based on this information, a deployment plan can be drawn and monitored for all connected plants.
Siemens' Siestorage energy storage unit is useful for stabilizing distribution grids that need to handle a high percentage of renewable power generation plants that are decentralized.