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.
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
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
Active & reactive power control
Voltage & frequency control
The Power Plant Manager offers new selling options for energy:
Starting the power plant without a functioning grid to restore the electricity supply after a grid failure.
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
The primary operating reserve is provided via the battery-storage system at the point of interconnection.
Saving diesel costs
The hybrid grid is supported by voltage-supplying battery inverters and saves fuel.
Automatic active power reduction
Reduction in active power in the event of overfrequency according to grid code specifications.
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 or a displacement power factor can be made available on a permanent basis or by request.
Dynamically specified values for reactive power or a displacement power factor are managed at the point of interconnection.
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.
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.