Smart Grids

Future power grids will have to be able to meet various basic requirements, necessitating the development of new technologies and services. Intelligent grids, so-called “Smart Grids“, are to make the power supply more efficient and improve the interaction of energy generation, storage and consumption. This development is accompanied by an increasing decentralisation of power generation. Control mechanisms on all levels must hence be optimised while high data volumes are being processed.

When it comes to distribution and use of energy, communication and IT solutions for intelligent grids are thus of major importance. Customers and business partners hereby profit from decades of experience in the design of communication network structures and topologies. Also within the IT security sector, IABG covers the entire range of services demanded by the energy market, allowing us to develop customer solutions while considering all requirements with regard to secure operation, economy, sustainability and legal requirements.

We support our customers by providing innovative solutions in the following areas:

  • Heterogeneous communication infrastructure across medium and low-voltage grids
    • Controlling decentralised energy production systems
    • Virtual power station: Providing secondary control power from renewable energy systems
  • Additional applications within the areas of direct marketing and virtual power stations
    • Grid monitoring and controlling
    • Non-discriminatory reconnection
  • Internal load balancing
    • Avoidance of contractual penalties by fast (dis-)connection of own systems
    • Optimising acquisition behaviour
    • Balance reconciliation using affiliated energy suppliers / purchasing associations
  • Realising synergies based on reconnections in line with §6 of the Energy Savings Act (EEG) and with the control of virtual power stations
    • Reconnection and control via the same communication interface
    • Prioritizing grid stability
    • Non-discriminatory controlling of a virtual power system via different virtual power station operators
  • Central IT system to network charging stations, ensuring electro mobility
    • Availability of charging stations
    • Customer database
    • Consumption metres
    • Usage data acquisition
    • Remote monitoring
    • Remote maintenance
  • Central IT for decentralised storage
    • Forecasting
    • Controlling generation and storage
    • Controlling unloading/ supply parameters
    • Operation monitoring
    • Usage data acquisition
  • Communication connection of energy-technical systems and technology selection
    • Fixed-line networks (copper, glass)
    • Commercial mobile radio (GSM/3G/LTE)
    • Dedicated digital radio
  • Technologies for dedicated radio networks
    • TETRA
    • DMR
    • DEF (Deutsche Energiefunk)
    • OFDM radio data transmission
    • CDMA
  • Connecting tele-control technology to existing control centres
    • System connections via standard SCADA interfaces
    • Integration into control centre systems available on part of network users
    • Alternatively, integration of additional functions (e.g. reconnection in line with §6 EEG) via an own portal
    • Own middleware for device management, data collection, plausibility verification and web interface
  • Multi-layer grids meeting high capacity requirements
    • Radio data and voice connections
  • IT security
    • Risk analyses
    • Security concepts
    • Audits/ Certifications
    • Crisis management