Siemens to Deliver a Future-Ready Grid Control Center System to Sweden
Ellevio, Sweden’s second largest grid company, has contracted Siemens Smart Infrastructure to deliver a new grid control system for its distribution network. The new grid control system based on Spectrum Power 7 will improve handling of increased network complexities, abnormalities, and security threats, whilst enabling improved ease and use for operators.
Ellevio's control center in Karlstad is responsible for providing a reliable energy supply for 965,000 citizens in Sweden. The grid control is set up in a flexible multi-site operation with a main control center in Karlstad and a supporting control center in Stockholm for back-up. Siemens Spectrum Power 7 is expected to better monitor and control high, medium and low voltage power grid. Also, the new system will improve the process for decision-making through 2D/3D situational awareness and visualization. The new control system is expected to be operational in 2022.
"In this case, Siemens is providing our new advanced grid control center solution Spectrum Power 7, which is made to enhance the operator effectiveness in ensuring a high level of real-time grid operation in addition to a high-security platform that meets the needs of the future", said Nils Klippenberg, Nordic Managing Director at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.