Microgrids with proven performance
Optimizing microgrid operations
The goal of any microgrid is to optimize the use of distributed energy resources (DER) at every stage of its lifecycle — from design to operations — based on proven, tangible performance indicators such as:
Achieve long-term outcomes
The AlphaStruxure Integrate Digital Platform allows organizations to finetune the microgrid system for the site’s specific desired outcomes across the project’s lifecycle, resulting in the following benefits:
Energy cost certainty & optimization
Enhanced resilience & reliability
Accelerated emissions reductions
Real-time visibility for optimal performance
The AlphaStruxure Integrate™ Digital Platform provides real-time visibility of a microgrid’s performance to all energy stakeholders at any time, allowing for optimal performance throughout the microgrid’s lifecycle.
1. Fleet and site view
2. Live and key performance insights
3. Sustainability, resilience, reliability and cost-stability impact
4. Contract, metering, billing management
5. Customer support alerts and events
6. Assets and OEM management
7. Energy and power management
8. Compliance management and reporting
24/7 microgrid monitoring and management
The Integrate Digital Platform automates each microgrid site so it can be managed with oversight from the 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC). The on-site microgrid controls provide automated control to assure performance and visibility of real-time alerts, alarms, and trends, allowing the NOC Operator to correct performance or proactively make adjustments prior to an event.
For example, on loss of the utility grid (almost always unannounced), the microgrid controls recognize this loss in milliseconds and take the microgrid to island mode operation to preserve the energy supply to the site loads from the on-site energy resources. The NOC Operator oversees this transition to island mode and can correct or optimize operations given any unusual condition observed. All this is observable by the customer through the dashboards.
Cyber and operational security for peace of mind
Cyber-by-design, the AlphaStruxure Integrate™ Digital Platform is built on industry cyber standards (primarily NIST 800-53 and IEC 62443). It safeguards operational security and cyber security via multifactor authentication, strict role-based access control, and other design features, allowing stakeholders to see operational data but not control the system. In addition, AlphaStruxure continuously monitors for anomalies and routinely tests for system vulnerabilities.
Cyber threat prevention
Threat response management
Services & Forecasting
The digital backbone of the Energy as a Service business model
The Integrate™ digital platform enables the AlphaStruxure Energy as a Service (EaaS) business model to deliver long-term outcomes on cost predictability, energy resilience and reliability, and greenhouse gas reduction based on key metrics. This EaaS model…
Bringing the value of the IoT to microgrids
By integrating with the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ architecture, AVEVA Unified Operations, and Dynamics365 Enterprise Resource Planning, the AlphaStruxure Integrate™ Digital Platform connects best-in-class operational technology (OT) solutions with the latest in information technology (IT) to unleash the value of operational data and the Internet of Things.