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The energy market is facing three main challenges: cost, security of supply and CO2 reduction. In recent years only a few energy companies had to find the answers to these challenges. Now, virtually every single energy consumer can decide on the best strategy for their own situation.
Distributed energy systems
Siemens experts help customers across all businesses and industrial sectors to make the right decision. They design and install distributed energy systems, known as DES for short. No matter if targeted use of renewable energy, combined heating and power stations, provision of storage solutions – DES designs optimized energy supply systems and implements projects accordingly. This may even include models in which the customer merely requests an answer to his particular problem: energy-as-a-service. In this case Siemens DES deals with the nuts and bolts of the problem, from design, through installation, right up to operation.
With Siemens the challenges – cost, security of supply and CO2 reduction – simply become long-term calculable variables in the business procedures of each and every energy consumer.
Local, decentralized and controllable DES generation and storage sources can be designed to provide the end user with local resilience or even full independence from the grid. The benefits accrue to grid operators as well: DES can manage demand to reduce peak loads when infrastructure is nearing capacity, thus postponing the need for major grid reinforcement investments.
DES that rely on clean energy generation or hybrid systems, have a reduced impact on air quality and help maintain a greener and cleaner ecosystem. DES coupled with other traditional energy conservation measures can improve efficiency across the energy system. Integrated real time data monitoring and multipoint controls at both plant, building and network level can improve asset utilisation and plant efficiency and ensure power, cooling, heating and lighting are used only when and where they are needed.
DES can have a beneficial impact for several different applications, such as
Siemens has been successfully working on all of these fields already and has the necessary expertise and experience to realize the CO2 and cost savings potential.
Distributed Energy Systems (DES) is a term which encompasses a diverse array of generation, storage, energy monitoring and control solutions. DES technologies represent a paradigm shift and offer building owners and energy consumers significant opportunities to reduce cost, improve reliability and secure additional revenue through on-site generation and dynamic load management.
In order to meet the challenges of a sustainable energy system, measures have to be taken all along the energy conversion chain from the utilization of fossil resources through power generation and transportation to improvements in consumption.