Introduction

Red Lion Controls helps to provide a fail-safe communication network for the power generation market

The company needed to develop a solution to address the demands of collecting real-time data from different power generation sources and providing it to downstream systems such as electrical transportation, storage and substations

Red Lion Controls helps to provide a fail-safe communication network for the power generation market
  • Client

    Spectris

  • Services

    Industrial automation solution

  • Technologies

    Automation

  • Dates

    16/12/2017

Description

Background

Germany continues to lead the energy revolution by integrating alternative energy sources into its mainstream electrical grid supply. German company Deutsche Energie Funk is a provider of electricity demand and monitoring solutions for the power generation market, connecting decentralised plants and distribution grids to a central control point.

The challenge

The company needed to develop a solution to address the demands of collecting real-time data from different power generation sources and providing it to downstream systems such as electrical transportation, storage and substations. These rely on real-time accurate data for efficient power source and electrical grid management. However, wind farms and solar plants are typically remotely located, making monitoring and control more difficult.

The solution

Using Red Lion Controls’ Sixnet VersaTRAK remote terminal units, Deutsche Energie Funk is able to reliably collect and store input and output data points from substation equipment located in or near wind farms, solar plants and co-generation facilities. The data is then pushed to radios which securely communicate with the energy supplier rooms so that the appropriate mix of generation methods can be matched with current energy demand.

Benefit to the customer

Red Lion Controls’ solution helps to ensure reliable network security and management, providing a fail-safe communication network which enables the smart grid provider to better serve its customers.

 

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