Smart Grid Development:
From the Model to the Product – We Accompany You on the Way to Your Smart Grid
Our customers are looking for intelligent grid control solutions for various reasons. Some need support mainly in ensuring voltage stability with many PV converters. Others want to set up a virtual power plant, where a multitude of controllable, local power generators and loads provides a certain amount of active and reactive power. For all these different cases we provide individual solutions.
We develop your custom-fit control algorithm
Smart Grids are only cost-effective when resources are used optimally to reach the objectives. That’s exactly the purpose of a sound control algorithm. In numerous successful projects, Energynautics has gained extensive know-how in developing and implementing control algorithms for smart grids.
Our systems’ following features inspire our customers:
- More renewable power plants can be integrated into the system due to improved voltage support.
- The system can be operated as a virtual power plant.
- In the event of a blackout in the transmission system, the local system can be operated as a secure isolated network.
- Conflicts between different objectives (i.e., voltage stability, prevention of overload, active- and reactive power parameters) can be solved by means of pre-determined prioritization.
Our experts analyze and evaluate those systems in detail by means of simulations in DIgSILENT’s PowerFactory software. Finally, the optimized systems are implemented and tested successfully in field tests. Customer satisfaction is our top priority!
We advise you in finding the right control system
Developing a new control algorithm is not always necessary. After all, there are a multitude of well-engineered systems available on the market, such as for instance Ines from SAG GmbH, SMOP from Innogy, or ADMS from Siemens. But which supplier is the best fit for you? Energynautics will find the ideal system for you: thanks to years of experience we provide you with competent, manufacturer-independent consulting and project monitoring.
The solutions we present to you are not off-the-shelf but custom-made.
Regardless of whether we may develop a new control system for you or accompany your smart grid project, or whether you are looking for competent and manufacturer-independent consulting for choosing the ideal smart grid product:
Energynautics is your partner for Smart Grids.
This may be of Interest for you:
A Selection of our References.
NGESO Reactive Power Market Design
Development of a market-based solution for reactive power management in the GB transmission system, ensuring cost efficient provision to maintain system voltage security in a zero-carbon system.Read more
Optimizing the Grid Operation by Using the FNN Control Box
The objective of the project is to develop a control box, which combines local intelligence and central controllability for electric vehicles, photovoltaic systems, heat pumps and Co in order optimize the grid operation.Read more
Consultancy Services for the North Sea Wind Power Hub Programme
This study investigates the potential of offshore wind energy hubs in the North Sea in contrast to radially connected wind farms with the aim of optimizing the integration of offshore wind.Read more
Smart inverters for distributed generation
Recommendations to incorporate smart inverters for increasing the PV hosting capacity in distribution grids and grid reliability.Read more
Ancillary Service Review for the Mexican Power System
Energynautics engineers supported one commissioner’s office of the Mexican regulator in their ongoing review of ancillary services needed for further increases in renewable energy contribution.Read more
Risk Management Guidelines for Solar PV Projects in Vietnam
The objective of this assignment was to develop handbooks on risk management – technical guidelines for ground-mounted and floating solar PV projects from the development to the dismantlement phase.Read more
Revision of Grid Codes for the Dominican Power System
Commissioned by GIZ, Energynautics conducted a revision of the transmission grid codes in the Dominican Republic to ensure their suitability for large scale VRE integration.Read more
Research study on sustainable energy transition and energy infrastructure development opportunities
The aim of the study was to provide input for the implementation of Resolution No 55 “Vietnam’s National Energy Development Strategy to 2030, vision to 2045” of Vietnamese Party’s Politburo and further orientations for sustainable energy transition in Vietnam.Read more
Role of Distribution Companies in using Grid Support Services from Solar Rooftop PV systems and Storage
Energynautics was commissioned by GIZ to analyse the services which can be provided by solar rooftop PV and battery storage to support the distribution grid in India.Read more
Distribution grid study in the Dominican Republic
Energynautics analyzed the maximum PV penetration levels in Dominican distribution grids.Read more
EU Network Codes for Estonia
Energynautics conducted a study on various aspects of grid codes, gathering international experience and accepted good practices for Estonian consortium.Read more
ETS Plus Emission Trading: Power market simulations for IFW
Energynautics was subcontracted by the IFW Kiel Institute for the World Economy within a larger project to evaluate the impact of rising emission prices on the power sector.Read more
Review of the Mongolian Grid Code
Energynautics was commissioned by the World Bank in 2018 to assist the Mongolian system operator to update their grid code.Read more
Transmission Grid Study Czech Republic
Energynautics was commissioned by a consortium of NGOs to conduct a high level transmission system study to investigate the impact of a large scale coal exit in the Czech Republic by 2030.Read more
REEP 1000 Islands: RE Integration in Indonesia
Commissioned by GIZ, Energynautics, Cadmus and ABO Wind provide technical support to Indonesian power system stakeholders until 2020. The project includes multiple island grid studies, development of tender documents, capacity building workshops and a revision of the distribution code.Read more
Vietnam Technology Assessment
Back in 2012, Vietnam published a smart grid roadmap which includes different phases for defining the smart grid implementation in Vietnam. In order to support the development of smart grids, Energynautics assessed the current smart grid progress and developed recommendations.Read more
PV Port & Store
India aims to install 40 GW solar PV capacity on rooftops by 2022. To support this target, Energynautics developed a standardized plug-and-play PV plus battery system which ensures uninterrupted power supply, maximization of self-consumption and peak shaving of high load peaks in the evening.Read more
Regional Capacity Development in ASEAN
In order to support the renewable energy development in the ASEAN region, Energynautics held three capacity building workshops to participants from utility networks, governments and other stakeholders in the public and private sector.Read more
Rooftop PV policy in Vietnam
To support the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam, Energynautics developed technical requirements for rooftop solar PV installations in Vietnam, taking existing regulations, international best practices, and local development targets into account.Read more
Power Quality Measurement Campaign at Al Zaatari PV Power Plant
A 12,9 MWp PV power plant was built to ensure the electricity supply for the Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. In order to determine the influence of the PV plant on power quality, Energynautics conducted a power quality measurement campaign at several points in the local grid.Read more
Smart Modelling of Optimal Integration of High Penetration of PV (Smooth PV) is a project which has the objective to develop advanced modeling and simulation tools using the software tool DIgSILENT/PowerFactory in order to evaluate the impact of a large-scale penetration of PV on the optimum economical design/operation of the distribution and transmission network.Read more
REEP 1000 Islands
GIZ has commissioned Energynautics to conduct pilot studies for renewable integration on two Indonesian islands. The Indonesian government has set a national target of 23% electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Hybrid systems on the more than 17,000 small Indonesian islands can contribute significantly to reaching this goal.Read more
Microgrids are a promising solution to facilitate the integration of renewable energies. 3DMicroGrid includes the design, development and demonstration (3D) of a future-proof active smart microgrid system to integrate and optimize multiple energy sources and loads.Read more
New innovative approaches are needed for a cost-efficient integration of renewables into the distribution grid. Energynautics analyses their effectiveness and refines their use for the BDEW traffic light concept.Read more
How-to guide for variable renewable energy integration
How can variable renewable energy be integrated in the Philippine power system? Energynautics shows how with a step-by-step guide developed for the World Bank and the Philippine system operator!Read more
Innovative Grid Toolbox
Grid expansion is an essential flexibility option for integrating ever-greater shares of variable renewable energy: We show which innovative “tools” there are in order to optimally use the transmission grid.Read more
European Grid Study 2030/2050
100% renewables by 2050? Commissioned by Greenpeace, the study investigated how the European grid has to be cost-optimized in order to realize the Energy [R]evolution Scenarios.Read more
Grid Absorption Study Seychelles
Renewable energy in small island systems brings economic benefits as well as technical challenges: We reveal how wind and solar can be optimally integrated into the Seychelles power system.Read more
Barbados Grid Code Review
Energy policy target for 2029: 29% renewables. With this in mind, Energynautics reviewed the Barbados Grid Code and developed new Planning and Operation Codes.Read more
Renewables Grid Integration Study Costa Rica
100% renewables today: Made possible by excellent wind, solar and hydro resources. We show how the power system should be organized for reliable operation.Read more
IRENA Grid Code Study
Which aspects have to be considered when developing grid codes for integrating high shares of renewables while maintaining a reliable and stable power supply? We provide answers!Read more
Snoopi – Smart Network Control with PV Infeed
PV battery systems can do more than just optimize self-consumption: Our controller stabilizes the voltage and thus paves the way for a higher PV penetration.Read more
Cell Controller Project
Development and test of a universal high-end Smart-Grid-Controller. The highlight: Pure autonomous island operation of the distribution system based solely on distributed energy resources.Read more
Distribution System Study Rhineland-Palatinate
100% renewables by 2030, that’s what the state government is aiming for. We show what this aim will mean for the distribution system of RLP and how smart grids can contribute.Read more