Siemens, a global technology and engineering giant, has announced it will build a digital substation to pilot Internet of Things (IoT) analytics and applications for power grids after signing a partnership with Norwegian distribution system operator Gliitre Energi Nett.
According to a statement, the Siprotec dashboard cloud application make previously inaccessible data fully available and help to process grid data for the first time in the cloud with zero engineering effort.
The solution complies with the most stringent cybersecurity requirements, allowing end-to-end authentication and end-to-end encryption based on certificates.
This will help to further increase reliability, optimize efficiency and improve the security of the power grid.
The deal has come about to cater for the growing number of e-vehicles in Norway, for both personal and industrial use, and the corresponding infrastructure.
At the same time, grid operators are aiming to optimize the utilization of assets and the overall grid while complying with the regulatory requirements and meet growing demands in a sustainable way.
For this pilot grid IoT, Siemens and Glitre Energi Nett will work closely to improve data accessibility and analytics to increase grid reliability and availability through early detection of field issues and risks, cut maintenance costs by condition monitoring and extend the nominal substation capacity.
Robert Klaffus, CEO Digital Grid at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said: “By connecting grid assets and consolidating, visualizing and analyzing data in one central place, Siemens will help to improve data accessibility and analytics for distribution system operators.
“Together with our customer Glitre Energi Nett, we will develop additional use cases in an agile approach while we deliver the core project.
“This is another advantage of having the data on a platform like MindSphere with versatile analytics capabilities: the solution can grow over time generating incremental value beyond the initial scope, for example by listening to vibrations of switches in action for preventive maintenance.”