Siemens to design self-sufficient smart grid system in Finland

21 June 2018 (Last Updated June 21st, 2018 11:01)

Global technology company Siemens has secured a contract from Finland-based power company Lempäälän Energia for a self-sufficient smart grid system in the industrial area of Marjamäki.

Global technology company Siemens has secured a contract from Finland-based power company Lempäälän Energia for a self-sufficient smart grid system in the industrial area of Marjamäki.

The LEMENE project is a smart and energy self-sufficient business district, to be built in the Marjamäki industrial park.

Under the contract, Siemens will design and engineer a smart medium-voltage microgrid, as well as a corresponding grid automation system and electrical storage system.

For this project, Siemens will implement technology including SICAM Microgrid Controller that ensures reliable monitoring and controlling, as well as blackout protection.

"The project uses the latest microgrid technology solutions to balance and secure energy production in the area."

The controller offers flexible communication, maximum security, and unlimited migration in order to make optimal use of the generation systems.

The inclusion of EnergyIP DEMS will also allow aggregation of the decentralised energy system to provide ancillary service for utilities or trade energy in the intraday market.

Siemens Energy Management Digital Grids CEO Thomas Zimmermann said: “The project uses the latest microgrid technology solutions to balance and secure energy production in the area.

“The combination of advanced control, distributed grid architecture and assets in the form of microgrids will ensure the grid is operated as reliably, resiliently, and efficiently as possible.”

The LEMENE is reported to be one of the key projects in the region that received an investment aid from The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE).

The energy to the micro-grid will be supplied from two solar panel fields, which have an annual electricity output of 3,600MWh and will feature more than 15,000 panels, six gas motors and fuel cells.