Effective July 15, 2023, General Electric and Kuhse Power Solutions GmbH, as part of the Kuhse Energy Group, have agreed on an intensive cooperation in the distribution of the today’s technically market-leading energy management system within the scope of the world’s first value added reseller contract for the GE-MicroGrid Management solution.
The partnership is designed for long-term cooperation in sales, implementation, ongoing customer support and joint further development of the product.
Due to the increasing decentralization of power supply, both companies expect a strongly growing market in the area of industrial energy management systems and feel that they are ideally positioned for this with this partnership.
A MicroGrid is a local power network consisting of a large number of decentralized power generation plants, storage solutions and industrial as well as commercial consumers.
Such a MicroGrid can be operated by energy-intensive industrial consumers both in parallel with the public grid and in island mode.
For companies in the energy industry, it can also be part of the public grid.
MicroGrid participants include
- conventional power plants such as CCGT, CHP or steam generators
- renewable energy generation plants such as solar, geothermal and wind power plants
- storage facilities such as battery and thermal storage systems and fuel cells
- industrial and commercial energy consumers such as heat pumps or electrolysers
With the ongoing decentralization of power generation, the MicroGrid Controller plays a crucial role in ensuring a reliable, efficient and ecological power supply. Through its diverse functions and coupling options to energy markets, it contributes to the support, stability and quality assurance of the grid.
The MicroGrid Controller pursues two equally important objectives in parallel:
- The main technical task of the MicroGrid Controller is to maintain the balance between power generation and power consumption in the MicroGrid while ensuring both grid stability and grid quality.
- Taking into account the environmental aspects (CO2, fuel reduction) and the economic aspects (fuel cost savings, CO2 emission trading, energy markets) by optimizing the decentralized energy flows.
The system consists of a local real-time controller for the secondary intelligent control of all MicroGrid participants as well as a cloud-based unit for data analysis, successive optimizations and additive planning tasks.
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