SMA Power Plant Manager - The turnkey solution for intelligent plant control


Manage energy and digitalize power plants

The Power Plant Manager is the complete solution for the energy management of PV and hybrid power plants in the megawatt range. Thanks to software platform ennexOS, it safeguards the intelligent networking of various energy sources. In doing so, it not only monitors and controls grid-compliant energy generation, but also enables the digitalization of power plants and participation in the energy market of the future.

This means that PV systems with and without battery-storage systems in on-grid and off-grid systems are ideally equipped for the requirements of the virtual power plants of tomorrow.

Advantages at a glance


  • Control, monitoring and analysis – all in one device
  • User-friendly dashboards
  • Central information interface for the entire power plant


  • Flexible integration of battery-storage systems
  • Selling of energy
  • Digitalization of power plant processes


  • Highly dynamic plant control
  • Complies with international grid integration requirements
  • Enables new business models

Full digital overview at all times

SMA Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS - Analysis Pro

With the Power Plant Manager, you are already optimally equipped for the energy market of tomorrow. The Power Plant Manager ensures that your power plant runs efficiently and also helps stabilize the utility grid. As a turnkey solution, it is available with other system components such as the SMA Hybrid Controller. You can see all your data at a glance anytime with the free Sunny Portal monitoring platform.


  • Provide Grid Services

    Voltage & frequency control
    Ramp rate control
    Primary control reserve
    Black start & synchronization

  • Manage Micro Grids

    Diesel off mode
    Manage spinning reserve
    Grid forming operation incl. black start
    Backup power supply

  • Manage Battery Systems

    Peak load shaving
    Energy shifting
    Frequency control like EFR/FFR/PCR
    State of charge control & symmetry

  • Operate & Monitor Energy Systems

    Clear dashboard overview
    Plant-wide data logging & parametrization
    Secure remote access & updates
    Cross-system monitoring with Sunny Portal

  • Manage PV Systems

    Load-dependent PV power control
    Increase self-consumption
    Active & reactive power control
    Voltage & frequency control

Stable utility grids and optimal energy selling

The Power Plant Manager offers new selling options for energy:

Black start

Black start

Starting the power plant without a functioning grid to restore the electricity supply after a grid failure.

Synchronizing local grids

Synchronizing local grids

Synchronization of the local utility grid (microgrid) with the public utility grid, for example, after a black start.

Providing primary operating reserve

Providing primary operating reserve

The primary operating reserve is provided via the battery-storage system at the point of interconnection.

Saving diesel costs

Saving diesel costs

The hybrid grid is supported by voltage-supplying battery inverters and saves fuel.

Automatic active power reduction

Automatic active power reduction

Reduction in active power in the event of overfrequency according to grid code specifications.

Customized adaptation

Customized adaptation

Setpoints of the grid operator, for example, for reactive power or the displacement power factor are implemented as needed.

Constant reactive power

Constant reactive power

Constant reactive power or a displacement power factor can be made available on a permanent basis or by request.

Dynamic control

Dynamic control

Dynamically specified values for reactive power or a displacement power factor are managed at the point of interconnection.

Digitally optimized service

The Power Plant Manager makes it easier to manage PV power plants, saving you time and money

The Power Plant Manager efficiently reduces maintenance costs through digital management. The simultaneous adjustment of parameters on several devices saves time during commissioning and maintenance. Software updates are carried out remotely and increase security at the power plant.

  • Manage parameters digitally
  • Save on service time and costs
  • Central interface for O&M

Bordesholm, a town is disconnected from the utility grid

Bordesholm, a town is disconnected from the utility grid - Sunny Central Storage

The town of Bordesholm is equipped with an SMA storage system. It is the first town in Germany that can be completely disconnected from the utility grid and supply itself entirely with renewable energy. In addition to a grid formation function, SMA battery inverters are equipped with a black start function, which can be used to restart the entire electricity supply after a power outage. The Power Plant Manager ensures optimal control of energy flows.

Learn more about the renewable energy supply of the northern German community Bordesholm.