Municipalities and distribution system operators are shaping the future of power supply
Managing the energy transition together
Our energy system continues to evolve. This means new challenges for both municipalities and distribution system operators. But at the same time, innovative technologies and solutions offer new opportunities, for example at the grid edge and in smart buildings.
Energy intelligence – A guide towards a smart energy world
This publication explains our perspective on the future of energy systems and hopes to stimulate an open dialogue. Taking a broad view of the issues at hand, this resource outlines the trends and disruptions that are reshaping the energy landscape. It also shows how “Energy Intelligence” from Siemens can help avoid potential pitfalls, capitalize on emerging opportunities, and jointly create environments that care!
Factors for success in an increasingly complex ecosystemThe energy industry is characterized by disruptive changes, which represent challenges and opportunities at the same time. The broad themes are decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization, but many individual factors must also be considered.
From energy utility to infrastructure provider with a focus on the public
The growing relevance of electricity in a world characterized by electrification, automation, and digitalization poses new challenges for municipalities in increasingly distributed energy systems in particular.
Because of their local ties and because they operate essential public service infrastructure, however, they are predestined for networking different sectors together and using smart functions to control them. That means they can offer new services to improve quality of life for the public, and at the same time, this helps them open up new markets and play a key role in shaping them.
Making targeted use of new business opportunities
Electricity is becoming increasingly important as an especially efficient, clean, and flexible energy source in state-of-the-art energy systems.
More and more industrial processes are being electrified, electromobility is steadily gaining a firmer footing, and smart buildings are relying on electricity as their energy source for many different reasons. At the same time, there is a growing number of distributed generators, often fed using renewables, and also prosumers.
Optimizing across the energy value chain
Siemens is a long-standing, experienced partner to municipalities and distribution system operators, and offers an integrated portfolio of products, systems, solutions, and services covering the entire project lifecycle.
Municipalities and grid operators are thus able to improve their system and grid transparency, guarantee grid stability, power quality, and cyber and system security, integrate renewables into the grid, and optimize their costs.
Transactive Energy Systems
Many different factors can lead to critical situations in the power network, and municipal utilities and distribution system operators alike need to position themselves accordingly. Our white paper illustrates one possible way of achieving a future-proof, cost-effective, and efficient grid infrastructure that relies on smart hardware and software, and on the greater integration of distributed generation systems.