• Smart Grids – Energy networks of the future

    Smart Grids – Energy networks of the future

    Due to the volatility of the renewable energies, the future supply of power will be able to offer the familiar supply reliability and minimize the resulting cost increases only with the intensive use of information and communication technology.

  • regio iT, Germany: PC-based control drives convergence of energy data acquisition and “Big Data”

    regio iT, Germany: PC-based control drives convergence of energy data acquisition and “Big Data”

    Optimized energy management in public buildings requires acquisition of information about the consumption of water, electricity and heat resources through energy monitoring. An Embedded PC with TwinCAT 3 forms the efficient core of an integrated data logger solution.

  • SOKRATHERM, Germany: Universal and open control technology simplifies remote monitoring of CHPs

    SOKRATHERM, Germany: Universal and open control technology simplifies remote monitoring of CHPs

    As one of the world’s leading CHP manufacturers, SOKRATHERM switched to Beckhoff controllers three years ago. One of the main reasons for this transition was that PC-based control is extremely well-suited to support remote monitoring applications.

  • OFFIS, Germany: Intelligent energy systems with complex and coupled real-time simulations

    OFFIS, Germany: Intelligent energy systems with complex and coupled real-time simulations

    The purpose of the SESA Lab, set up by the OFFIS Institute, is to comprehensively evaluate innovative protection components and operations control systems, in order to make them available for practical application more quickly and with minimized risks.

  • Hermos, Germany: Innovative energy supply concept with high security built into the supply

    Hermos, Germany: Innovative energy supply concept with high security built into the supply

    PC-based control for heat and energy supply in the Hermos energy center in Mistelgau, Germany.

  • Alstom, France: Real-time communication enables fast reaction times for wind farm applications

    One of Alstom’s latest wind power projects was put into service near Glasgow, Scotland. The additional 217 MW of installed output is sufficient to supply 124,000 households with power. Fast EtherCAT communication and the corresponding Beckhoff I/O components form the backbone of this onshore project, one of the largest in Europe.