ABB, Rolls-Royce Ink Pact to Provide Microgrid Solutions

ABB, Rolls-Royce Ink Pact to Provide Microgrid Solutions

The two companies joined hands on microgrid solutions that integrate digital technology and efficient hybrid power systems.

ABB and Rolls-Royce had entered into a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation.

As per the deal, the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.

The microgrid provides the overall control to coordinate the resources to meet the requirements of industrial, residential or consumer loads.

Further, the ability of microgrids is to seamlessly separate themselves from the main grid, in the event of a potential grid fault or emergency.

Reliable power supply, even during harsh weather conditions and times of peak consumption, is critical for economic growth. Integrating renewable energy is a sustainable solution to support uninterrupted power as well as encourage clean energy use.

Microgrid solutions benefit utilities, industries and commercial sites that are looking for reliable power supply as well as cost and carbon emission reduction.

Microgrids enable resilient power supply even with high penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

Digital automation and control systems intelligently coordinate distributed energy resources and loads for the microgrid to function efficiently.

Rolls-Royce offers the MTU Onsite Energy brand power system solutions: from mission critical, standby and continuous power to combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids.

Commenting on the partnership, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, CEO, Andreas Schell said, “Due to the transformation towards decarbonization, customers need to pursue sustainable power options that also deliver utmost profitability. For this, we rely primarily on microgrids, which are autonomous energy supply systems that are efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly.”

“ABB Ability™ e-mesh™ can ensure a stable power grid, even with a high share of renewable energy from various sources, working smoothly together with already installed gas or diesel engines,” said Massimo Danieli, head of ABB’s grid automation business line within the company’s Power Grids business.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.