MICROGRID PLANNING DESIGN AND SUPPORT SERVICES

RTSoft provide consulting, design and technical support services to industrial, commercial and utility Customers in the field of Microgrid planning, design, deployment and maintenance. As the majority of existing Microgrid implementations show, each Microgrid project is unique and requires a thorough feasibility study and planning to achieve optimal technical features and economic efficiency.

Distributed energy resources deployment, as well as participation in load management and auxiliary services(frequency and voltage control), pose many challenges to Microgrid control and protection system which can be overcome by use of sophisticated modeling and simulation services based on world class software tools. We use PowerFactory (DIgSILENT) software well known for its outstanding DER modeling accuracy yet further extended by own software modules.

MicroGrid Planning

  • Feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis based on a library of DER and network equipment
  • Microgrid dynamics Simulation including electromechanical and electromagnetic transient processes
  • Microgrid architecture design and optimization for:
    • renewable portfolio optimal use – energy costs and losses reduction
    • earnings from participation in load management, demand response and auxiliary services
  • Study of environmental conditions, DER(generation and storage) types scaling
  • DER specifications development and cable sizing
  • DER integration studies, simulation of grid independent(isolated) mode of operation
  • Microgrid optimization by various criteria(electricity losses, reliability, etc.)
  • Deterministic N-k and probabilistic Microgrid reliability analysis
  • Power quality estimation(harmonic analysis, voltage drops, etc. and filters and compensators placement optimization)
  • Recommendations

Protection & control system planning

  • Existing control and protection system architecture and functions review
  • Microgrid control & protection system design
  • Functional requirements and specifications for control & protection development
  • Automated protection settings choice
  • Joint simulation of Microgrid and protection system to verify the protection selectivity and sensitivity
  • Protection coordination studies and step-by-step analysis
  • Load control and Demand response programs analysis
  • Evaluation of conservative voltage reduction

Training & technical support

  • Training of Customer and Partner personnel for RTSoft and S&T Smart
  • Energy products use and administration
  • Hot line technical support and consulting
  • Microgrid fault analysis support