Russelectric launches packaged hardware and software solution to manage microgrids

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, announced its Advanced Microgrid Control Solution, adding value to a facility’s infrastructure through power quality, resiliency, cost reduction, carbon minimization and grid market transaction participation. At the core of the Advanced Microgrid Control Solution, Russelectric’s transfer switches, switchgear and power controllers provide hardware, data and control integration of a facility’s onsite demand and generation assets. This integrated hardware and software solution optimizes loads and generation sources. In doing so, it delivers all the benefits from a wide range of 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,” said Jason Martin, head of Russelectric, A Siemens Business. “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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