Smart grid: Power from an array of intelligently linked sources
Smart grids are the future of energy supply. They are eco-friendly, efficient and extremely flexible. Apart from purchasing power from several centralised suppliers, consumers can also feed electricity into the public network, for example, from solar power systems or cogeneration units. Both these small power generation units owned by power consumers and large-scale plants such as offshore wind farms increase the share of volatile energy sources. This is where the Smart Grid comes in, reliably matching energy supply and demand.
The challenge: smooth smart grid communication
All components in the Smart grid need to be perfectly coordinated to ensure the decentralised supra-regional electricity grid functions without fail. For this reason, a host of standards including the IEC 61850, CIM (IEC 61970 and 61968), IEC 60870 or IEC 62351 provide the corresponding standardization guidelines.
TÜV SÜD checks electricity supply systems for their conformity to standards and interoperability on behalf of energy consumers or producers. In doing so, we aim at finding the most cost-effective solutions and ensuring their integration into existing infrastructures.
Our services at a glance
- Smart grid integration for consumers
- Smart grid integration for producers
- Type Test according to VDE-AR-N 4105