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Distributed energy solutions for manufacturing and process industries

Your local energy supply is the key to a more profitable and sustainable business

Energy like power, heat and cooling is an important determining factor in the economic efficiency of many industries. In addition to the financial aspects, a resilient power supply, which safeguards your processes, is crucial for business continuity. Distributed energy solutions enable industrial users – such as food and beverage, automotive or pulp and paper – to holistically optimize all energy matters from generation and consumption up to re-use. This can be enhanced by active participation in the energy market as additional revenue stream. Siemens’ tailor-made local energy solutions make it possible to achieve previously unattainable levels of cost-efficiency, security of supply and sustainability.

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Industries can require huge amounts of energy like power, heat and cooling, which is a major cost factor. Energy efficiency and security of supply are key for sustainable success and competitiveness. Siemens offers a large range of solutions and services that allow optimizing consumption, avoid peak loads, and increase independence from the main grid. A local energy solution can even create revenue by enabling active participation in the energy market.

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Reducing energy costs and CO₂ emissions is important in every industry, but the challenge is to increase operational and plant security as well as competitiveness at the same time. By installing an additional cogeneration unit, waste heat utilization, and an absorption chiller, a German car manufacturer managed to save one million Euros in energy costs per year and to reduce CO₂ emissions by 9,000 tons annually.


Thanks to an energy savings contract with Siemens, the project was realized within just twelve months, including the planning phase, and provided a budget relief of one million Euros right from contract start.

With network charges predicted to grow continuously, a battery manufacturing company was looking for a new way to reduce energy costs. Implementation of a comprehensive peak load system helped reduce energy costs and find new use cases for the own product portfolio. The whole project was implemented within only five months.


Battery storage with a capacity of 1,500 kW/h, two gas engines with 1,500 kW electrical power, medium-voltage switchboards and transformers are controlled via the Desigo CC building management system. The company’s own batteries were used for storage and integrated via Siemens inverters.

In order to reach corporate goals, an automotive company needed to increase operational transparency and comply with legal obligations. Siemens delivered a turn-key power house consisting of two cogeneration units, provides operational management and support with emissions trading and ISO 500001 certification.


This resulted in a reduction of energy costs by 1,9 million Euros per year and CO₂ emissions by 5,000 tons annually. It also allows the company to focus on its core business while Siemens takes care of operating and optimizing the local energy solution.

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Intelligent approaches to energy efficiency improvements for discrete and process industries

Distributed energy solutions allow you to take control of your energy supply. Local solutions combining the generation of heat, power, and cooling with energy management systems and storage solutions boost your company’s sustainability, resilience, and profitability.

Economic intelligence

Data analytics and energy management enable energy cost optimization thanks to increasingly transparent consumption patterns and new opportunities to control generation and demand. In addition, participation in the electricity market provides the opportunity to generate revenue by selling excess power or participating in energy reserve markets, for example.

Supply intelligence

Distributed energy solutions provide a reliable and resilient energy supply, both in independent operation and connected to the public power grid. Power quality for sensitive processes can be maintained consistently, loads can be balanced in an efficient manner, and power fluctuations caused by intermittent renewable generation can be cushioned.

Sustainability intelligence

An intelligent combination of local power and heat and cooling generation, storage solutions, and energy management systems facilitates a shift toward a more sustainable energy mix. This helps you implement your energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

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Each industry has unique demands. That’s why our comprehensive portfolio for distributed energy solutions meets any requirement. It covers the entire lifecycle and is appropriate for all markets.
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Setting up a distributed energy solution is a lot easier with the help of an experienced partner. That’s why our energy experts are available to you 24/7. We’re looking forward to your message and the opportunity to support your DES process.

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