Grid software for renewables developed



 

ABB announced today it has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a leading developer of software for managing power distribution networks. Today’s grid operators require digital solutions to deal with challenges posed by the increasing amount of intermittent renewable and distributed energy sources being integrated into the grid. This is driven by the need to keep the grid balanced and optimised in real-time as we accommodate more wind turbines and photovoltaic panels on roof tops. ABB and Enbala are joining forces to develop a new distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), which will enable utilities, energy service companies and grid operators to efficiently manage the entire lifecycle of distributed energy resources, like solar and wind, while ensuring safe, secure and efficient operation of the electric distribution network. It will also enable more active participation from energy consumers. The two companies will also work on new capabilities to seamlessly integrate distributed energy resources into ABB’s microgrid solutions.

 

Contact Shivani Chetram, ABB, Tel 010 202-5090, shivani.chetram@za.abb.com 

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