A new micro-grid controller has been launched.
The system, by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, responds to external information such as users’ priorities and real-time data.
It can be assigned to various user-defined scenarios, like economic dispatch, carbon footprint minimisation, renewable integration and system resiliency.
Bob Morris, SEL Vice President of national operations said: “Micro-grids have low inertia, which means they need relay-speed SEL micro-grid controllers.
“SEL micro-grid solutions combine dependable computing and communications to provide high-performance micro-grid control, including adaptive relaying, synchrophasors and cybersecurity.”
Controlling these mini-grids may become more necessary as the move towards greater energy efficiency and decentralised energy increases.