Making smart grids smart, makes smart cities smarter

  |  by Martin Kuhlmann, Siemens

Today’s energy challenges are causing modern cities to curtail their dependence on traditional energy sources and adopt smart grid technology. Smart grid is the effective digitisation of field assets and respective communication of an electrical grid and water infrastructure into a central digital management system that manages grid control systems such as Protection devices with SCADA, and manages load/consumption systems such as power quality meters and commercial smart meters.

MDMS load data will enable a typical SCADA system to understand load profiles, etc., in a “electrical digital twin” system so that unnecessary overloads can be avoided as an example. Smart cities will use smart grid data to heighten operation management of the Smart city and provide feature rich data for industrial zones, commercial zones, public and consumer zones, etc.

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