Siemens launches autonomous grid management software

Siemens Ltd

Thursday, 29 February, 2024

Siemens launches autonomous grid management software

Siemens has announced the launch of Gridscale X to support autonomous grid management and accelerate digital transformation for grid operators. Siemens says the software will help grid operators increase the visibility of distributed energy resources (DER) and support grid decarbonisation and the transition to net zero.

“Grid requirements are changing tremendously, driven by a seven-fold increase in distributed energy resources, putting enormous pressure on power utilities,” said Sabine Erlinghagen, CEO Siemens Grid Software. “Gridscale X enables grid operators to rethink grid management, increase capacity fast and leverage distributed energy resources to improve customer satisfaction. It ultimately empowers utilities to reach net zero, while keeping their grids stable and reliable.”

Welcoming the announcement locally, Jose Moreira, the regional head for grid software at Siemens Australia and New Zealand, said that Australia’s plans to essentially triple the size of the power supply in the next few years to meet 2030 targets means that Gridscale X will play a critical role in making the right decisions.

“Gridscale X provides modular software to support utilities to tackle their most pressing challenges related to the energy transition; making it possible to scale grid capacity fast, handle the complexity of DERs and increase grid flexibility with software that is easy to deploy and fast to integrate into existing IT and OT landscapes,” he said. “This truly represents a new era of grid management and adds increased value to new and existing customers through planning, operations and maintenance.”

The announcement follows other commitments to support the energy transition by Siemens in the region including the establishment of a $5.2 million Energy Transition Hub for industry and academia in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology. Siemens is also working with Swinburne on supporting local research into significant energy topics such as a study on wireless electric vehicle charging for trucks and buses on the road and responsible AI for net zero.

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