The new MVDC PLUS solution (medium-voltage direct current) from Siemens closes the gap between HVDC and local distribution grids connects autonomous systems, increases the efficiency of power transmission, and simplifies decentralized power trading.
By Ingo Petz
The sun is shining on Erlangen this morning. From the conference room, housed on the top floor of Siemens Building 74, the view stretches out over office buildings, family houses, pastures and forests, to an overarching blue sky. It is a good place to think about and develop new ideas.
Mirko Düsel, CEO of the Transmission Solutions Business Unit, is presenting the future – the next development in the rapidly changing electricity market as the energy transition continues. To illustrate this dynamism, Düsel first turns to Southeast Asia. “Indonesia, for example, consists of more than 1,000 islands. The country wants to achieve a certain level of social prosperity and increase manufacturing output. How can this be achieved? By building microgrids on all the islands, autonomous systems that are linked together without creating a dependency. Decoupling and simultaneous linking would work brilliantly with DC links.”