Microgrid management system development launched

Energy engineering group Alstom, and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (pictured) have announced a collaboration to design, develop and deploy a MicroGrid Power Mix Management (MPMM) solution in the context of the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator - Singapore (REIDS) initiative.

The two will jointly develop a unique MicroGrid Power Mix Management solution, based on Alstom’s Digital Automation Platform (DAP), which will manage power exchanges within a microgrid. This solution is to be implemented at NTU’s EcoCampus and subsequently on the Semakau Landfill, an offshore landfill between the islands Pulau Semakau and Pulau Sakeng, located south of the main island of Singapore.

Deployment within the EcoCampus will allow NTU to further enhance the energy efficiency of its campus while also integrating a mix of distributed energy resources, such as solar, wind, diesel and gas technologies, deployed in the Campus. Meanwhile, the Semakau Landfill project will demonstrate the ability to manage a high penetration of renewable sources in an off-grid environment.

Announced in October 2014, the REIDS initiative, a first in the region will encompass the construction of a microgrid to manage and integrate electricity generated from multiple sources including solar, wind, tidal, diesel, as well as energy storage and power-to-gas solutions. The Alstom-NTU collaboration will begin from January 2015.

‘This landmark project sets the country on a strategic path of integrating and fully utilising multiple sources of energy for long term sustainability,’ said Hervé Amossé, Substation Automation Solutions Vice President for Alstom Grid.

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