Power from intelligently linked sources
Smart grids are the future of energy supply. They are eco-friendly, efficient and extremely flexible. Instead of purchasing power residing with only a few centralised suppliers, consumers can now also feed electricity into the public network, for example from solar power systems or cogeneration units. Both of these small power generation units are owned by power consumers and large-scale plants such as offshore wind farms and they increase the share of volatile energy sources. This smart grid reliably matches energy supply and demand.
All smart grid components need to be perfectly coordinated to ensure the decentralised supra-regional electricity grid functions without fail. For this reason, a host of standards including the IEC 61850, CIM (IEC 61970 and 61968), IEC 60870 or IEC 62351 provide the corresponding standardisation guidelines.
TÜV SÜD checks electricity supply systems for their conformity to standards and interoperability on behalf of energy consumers or producers. In doing so, we aim at finding the most cost-effective solutions and ensuring their integration into existing infrastructures.
Your smart grid integration consulting partner for:
- Reviewing existing technologies with regard to compatibility with IEC 61850
- Establishing a national framework
- Component analysis to ensure the interoperability of all systems involved
- Integration into the smart grid
- Individual cost-benefit analysis
- Identification of the relevant infrastructure data
- Monitoring compliance with IEC 61850 requirements
- Assistance in the implementation of smart grid enabled systems
Our services at a glance
- Type Test According to VDE-AR-N 4105
- Smart Metering Workshops
- Smart Grid Training
- IEC 61850 Conformance Testing
- IEC 61850 Interoperability Testing