A Disruptive Approach for a Green Field Smart Grid Installation

Konferenz: VDE-Kongress 2012 - Intelligente Energieversorgung der Zukunft
05.11.2012 - 06.11.2012 in Stuttgart, Deutschland

Tagungsband: VDE-Kongress 2012

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Bishnoi, Peeush (Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India)
Klein, Wolfram; Kuntschke, Richard; Speh, Rainer; Waszak, Michal-Wolfgang (Siemens AG, Munich, Germany)

The current trend towards increasingly decentralized power generation including renewable generation such as photovoltaic or wind power calls for a new concept for future power supply systems. The future power grid has to incorporate numerous distributed and comparatively small-sized generation facilities in addition to the larger centralized power plants currently in operation. Consumers will turn into prosumers that consume as well as produce electrical power. Thus, power will no longer flow exclusively from power plants to consumers such as households and industrial plants, but also between consumers, requiring new solutions, e.g., for protection within the power grid. In this paper, we propose a disruptive approach for a green field smart grid installation solving the issues arising from the increasing use of decentralized power generation. The new power supply system proposed can handle up to 100% of volatile renewable generation and allows dynamic growth of the power grid with little effort. It is therefore suitable for building up new power supply systems in previously non-electrified regions, e.g., in rural areas in developing countries. At the same time, the system also offers solutions for the issues arising from the advent of the new energy age in developed countries.