Energy goes digital

Connecting automated energy systems to the IoT. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows all components in energy automation systems to supply data for consolidation, visualization, and evaluation in a cloud-based operating system such as MindSphere. Full data transparency unlocks the potential of the power grid in order to increase reliability, optimize efficiency and enhance grid safety.
Grid Diagnostic Suite

Monitor and analyze your power grid status

Grid Diagnostic Suite – Powered by MindSphere allows grid data to be processed transparently in the cloud. Visualize and analyze data provided by SIPROTEC and SICAM devices using Grid Diagnostic Suite apps. This keeps your power grid status transparent so you can react more quickly to grid conditions and plan predictive maintenance.
Core topics

Prerequisites for the Internet of Things

Vendor-neutral communication standards and state-of-the-art authentication and encryption technology accommodates many different devices. This means data can be processed and communicated with maximum interoperability and security. Scalable and powerful IoT platforms make it possible to integrate a large number of assets and a considerable volume of data in a safe and highly reliable manner.  

Connectivity – Making data easily available

Digital substations with the future built in – Connectivity to the IoT

 

SIPROTEC and SICAM – our products and solutions for protection engineering, station automation, power quality, and measurement – can be easily connected directly to MindSphere and other cloud-based platforms.

Connectivity is enabled by updating the communication firmware with the standardized OPC UA PubSub protocol (to IEC 62541 requirements), and no hardware extension is required. Devices from other manufacturers can also be connected to MindSphere via an IoT gateway such as SICAM A8000.

Cloud systems

Cloud systems provide IT infrastructure over the Internet, making them especially attractive to operators of large, networked systems such as digital substations. Energy applications in an open cloud architecture can optimally manage the volume of data generated by energy infrastructure. This makes it possible to harness the vast amount of data accumulated in the Internet of Things (IoT) and put it to work for you. Benefits can include:

  • Reduced costs – CAPEX and OPEX
  • Enhanced predictive maintenance
  • Increased grid availability

End-to-end Cyber Security

The topics of digitalization and cyber security are closely related and of key strategic importance to Siemens. Keeping the Internet of Things (IoT) secure calls for a holistic approach that addresses people, processes and technology. This approach also serves as the basis for the security of our substation automation systems. 

Siemens products with security capabilities are the foundation of a secure substation automation solution. In the IoT world this is complemented by secure, end-to-end communication that complies with international standards ensuring interoperability. The cloud infrastructure, operating system and applications all contribute to state-of-the-art cloud security.
 

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