AMIGO Industrial

Application
Industrial facilities

Product
AMIGO I

AMIGO I

Performances
AMIGO I manages power supply in the battery manufacturing plant

AMIGO I

AMIGO I features:

  • Forecasting load profile and power prices
  • Controlling charger sections (70% of total consumption),
    200 kWh energy storage system, rooftop PV

    Proactive control:

    • Peak Shaving using energy storage system
    • Load shifting using flexible loads
    • Demand Response

      Outcome

      • Decreased unit production cost
      • Secured power supply: compensating voltage sags and swells, decreased outages
      • Automatic fault analysis and multi-user alarm

        AMIGO BUILDING

        Application
        Buildings

        Product
        AMIGO B

        AMIGO B

        Performances
        AMIGO B manages S&T RTSoft office building
         

        AMIGO B

        AMIGO B features:

        • Forecasting load profile and power prices resulting in proactive control
        • Controlling appliance load, roof ice-melting equipment, 60 kWh energy storage system
        • Load shifting and peak shaving adjusted to utility contract
        • Autopilot operation mode

          Outcome

          • Energy bill reduction with advanced load Time of Use adjusted to utility contract
          • Secured power supply: compensating voltage sags and swells, decreased outages
          • Automatic fault analysis and multi-user alarm

            AMIGO Mono Island

            Application
            Off-grid applications

            Product
            AMIGO M ISL

            AMIGO M ISL

            Performances
            AMIGO M ISL manages off-grid system in the remote settlment

            AMIGO M ISL

            AMIGO M ISL features:

            • Integrating multi-vendor equipment and their synchronous operation
            • Forecasting load profile resulting in proactive control of renewables output
            • Controlling of PV 60kW, 2* 40kW diesel gensets, 144 kWh energy storage system
            • Secondary regulation of frequency and voltage
            • Optimization considering operational limits: motor hours, diesel fuel, storage charge/discharge cycle costs

            Outcome

            • Decreased downtime and increased power supply reliability
            • Reduced energy cost for consumers by diesel and motor hour savings
            • Webmonitoring, automatic fault analysis and multi-user alarm

            AMIGO LAB

            Installation is a modernized electricity network, that used information and communication networks and technologies to gather information on energy production and consumption, allowing automatically improve the efficiency, reliability, economic benefits, as well as production stability and distribution of electricity. Includes: Solar panels, Wind farm, Energy storage system, Diesel generator, Heat Pump, Fuel cell instalation, Hydro generator, Programmable loads, Connection matrix.

            The SmartGrid lab allows us :

            • To test any kind of new devices like renewable energy generators, smart loads, or different types of energy storage systems in a real grid.3
            • To validate a microgrid design for remote areas. The Lab allows us to introduce different load and generator profiles to test a microgrid design for remote areas by selecting the island mode.
            • To estimate the energy saving by using a microgrid attached to the main grid.
            • To perform and study different energy management controls, like peak shaving strategies in order to improve the reliability and the power quality of the grid.
            • To simulate different kind of energy storage systems attached to a real grid.
            • To study instabilities and develop strategies to minimize them.
            • To analyze power flow between different point of a grid by using a network matrix with transmission line impedances.

            PV and Wind generators consist of tri-phase inverters that allow us :

            • To emulate any power profile from a virtual PV panel or a wind turbine
            • To attach the real PV panel or wind turbine to test the microgrid in a real mode

            Active and Reactive programmable loads.

            They consist of two tri-phase programmable RL loads that permit us:

            • To emulate any active or reactive power demand from an industry or residential areas
            • The profiles can be fixed at the beginning of the experiment or can be variable in real-time in order to follow a demand from another place
            • The power demand can also be modified by the energy management control unit in order to test any kind of smart load which increase the demand when the renewable energy is available

            Energy storage system.

            ESS consists of tri-phase bidirectional inverters that can charge or discharge the energy storage devices. The energy storage devices are:

            • Li-ion batteries as an energy resource
            • Supercapacitors as a peak power resource

            A mixture of both devices allows us:

            • To simulate other kind of energy storage technologies by modifying the inverter/charger dynamics
            • To analyze and test different kind of strategies in energy management control. It is possible to evaluate
            • Peak shaving strategies
            • Frequency regulation

            Diesel generator.

            • It provides the back-up system when the energystorage is empty
            • It consists of tri-phase inverters connected to a the real diesel generator

            Connection matrix.

            • It allows us to have four connection points to the microgrid
            • Each connection point is attached to a transmission line in order to simulate some distance between each node
            • It allows us to measure the power flow and the voltage in each node in order to control the grid parameters

            Future devices in the grid.

            Actually, we are expanding the capabilities of the grid. It will be added :

            • A 1000W fuel cell with an electrolizer that can produce H2 by absorbing energy from the grid.
            • A emulator than can simulate or test a hydro generator.
            • Grid emulator (OPAL-RT + Converter) that can simulate the main grid and can intercact with the microgrid. So a hardware in the loop simulation for smartgrids will be achieved.

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            Information management system providing coordinated management of distributed energy resources, grid mode and configuration tools and local volt/var controls.
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