Changes in energy systems require a new smart grid infrastructureThe integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, in a prosumer environment challenge the world’s energy systems. Today, grid operations must be seen in the context of increasing complexity through decentralization, highly volatile power generation, and multi-directional power flows. We make energy smarter by integrating energy intelligence across the energy supply chain shaping energy supplies that are cost efficient, safe, reliable and flexible. This helps our customers to stay competitive in a changing world.
Decentralized power generation for an all-electric world.
The growing demand for electricity is shaping the future of energy with new electrified application fields. But the days of large power plants with downstream transmission and distribution providing energy for an entire region are over. Decentralized generation, intelligent storage and the sale of excess energy are increasingly attractive business concepts – where buildings, whole communities and industries generate and manage their own electricity.
Renewable energy integration and increasing complexity.
Today, more and more consumers are becoming prosumers who generate their own electricity through solar power. This necessitates more and more complex energy systems capable of managing multi-directional power flows, highly volatile power generation, and large variations in demand. At the same time, an ever more digitized and connected world adds to the complexity of our energy systems. This calls for smart infrastructure: smart energy supply that is reliable and cost efficient.
Smart grids make all the differenceSmart grids are shaping opportunities for a new energy age: They automatically balance demand and generation, handle multi-directional power flows and ensure the energy transition to seamlessly incorporate photovoltaics and other renewables, eMobility charging and energy storage into the energy ecosystem. We make grids and energy smarter in the most efficient way and create new opportunities for customers along the energy value chain. Four key pillars make Siemens the right choice:
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The grid edge revolution − Innovative drivers towards net-zero energy
We show how innovations at the grid edge are helping to drive one of the most radical transitions in human history – a move from a centralized energy system to one that is more decentralized, more local and more efficient. Towards an energy system that is more democratic and where individuals have more control. An energy system that meets the needs of the global population, but that also benefits the planet.
Relevant topics for smart grids
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