Local Energy Systems
The dynamics of energy are changing, creating new opportunities for businesses, organisations and communities everywhere. Local and onsite energy systems can help you reduce energy costs, carbon emissions and turn your energy into a competitive advantage.
Be energy intelligent
At Siemens, we’re here to help you create your intelligent local energy system - whether that’s enhancing energy efficiency, generating your own energy supply, or embracing renewable energy to reduce your energy costs and secure energy sustainability.
It starts by helping you find better ways to define, manage and forecast your energy needs, then providing the infrastructure, expertise, technologies and finance solutions you need to support your energy strategy.
But whatever your needs, Siemens will work with you to create the intelligent solution you need to take full advantage. It’s what we call being energy intelligent.
Distributed Energy Systems report
Up to now the basic energy system in the UK has remained unchanged, with large scale centralised plants supplying power. A shift is underway with demand for energy ever increasing, energy costs rising and the cost of local generation through CHP and renewables and storage becoming ever more viable. The UK now needs to meet this challenge of rising demand while maintaining affordability, reliability and environmental sustainability.
Siemens have worked with ARUP on a research project into Distributed Energy Systems to explore the areas which could most benefit from these solutions and how they could be implemented.
The opportunities for small campuses to large industrials
Siemens can tailor solutions to the needs of end users from industry to campuses, from residential communities to national infrastructure. We will partner with you to think about new models that are right for your organisation and its critical power applications. Our world-class energy expertise and breadth of our product portfolio will enable you to plan and control the way you source, distribute, consume and pay for your energy. When you control your energy, your costs are predictable, a secure energy supply is available when you need it and you have a direct impact on your sustainability.
Solutions can be applied to many areas such as:
Generate low carbon energy onsite to reduce energy costs, reduce carbon emissions, while creating an energy system for real world learning and research, opening up new potential partnerships with local organisations.
Optimise the use of energy and heat produced, secure power on demand for industrial processes and even open up new revenue streams for your business.
Generation and demand side response technology providing cost reduction while satisfying business needs
Generation and storage providing secure back up supplies
Power and heat, improving energy security whilst reducing bills
Enabling secure power to those off grid
Your total local energy solution
Learn about our reference projects all over the world and see our proven track record
Europe's largest microgrid demonstrator at Keele University
Reduction of carbon emissions by 3000tCO2 per year
Digitisation of substations, local energy control and 5MW renewables integration package.
Siemens Erlangen campus
Energy generation for heating, cooling and electricity for Siemens and University buildings
Energy storage and control to balance base and peak loads
Reduced energy costs and 30% reduction in CO2 emissions
Onsite energy at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
Lithium-ion battery storage works with onsite CHP and PV
Microgrid actively manages energy generation, storage and improves consumption
Cheaper, greener energy for Manchester Met Birley Campus
Blue Rancheria community, USA
Uses Siemens digital technology to seamlessly distribute and control self-generated solar power
Protecting generations to come by reducing their carbon footprint and energy costs
No risks of blackouts or power interruptions
Algonquin College – Canada
Generating, storing and managing own energy with sophisticated microgrid
24% saving in energy costs for the college
Sustainability is in the curriculum for every student
Community power – New York, USA
Uses solar PV to generate own electricity
Real time analysis of supply and demand across the system
Free download: Distributed Energy Systems
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.
Ask an expert
Shaping a local energy solution that meets your own unique needs may seem like a challenge.
Ask a Siemens expert about your options.