A new technological partnership between Siemens and JUWI is now supporting the mining industry regarding their energy supply. The objective is the collaborative introduction and further development of a modern control system for microgrids that enables a smooth integration of electricity from renewable energy into isolated power grids, for example a mine.
The approved and verified microgrid control platform, which is based on Siemens Sicam, provides a basis for the Hybrid IQ microgrid controller from JUWI. Apart from contributing industry-specific know-how to the development process, JUWI also provided an excellent success record regarding the planning and realization of renewable energy projects for mines.
The controller is able to adapt to varying material deposits and energy demands and, simultaneously, provides detailed reports as well as analyses for the operations team and management. Thereby, this strategic partnership will be able to offer a unique and consistent solution for the mining industry. This will significantly simplify the utilization of renewable energy for mines. Furthermore, this technical solution will help to provide an inexpensive and reliable electricity supply, especially for off-grid consumers.