Siemens launches advanced grid planning software for distributed energy integration


Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:13 am EST


San Diego, CA

Siemens Power Technologies International (PTI), the transmission and distribution planning arm of Siemens Digital Grid, has launched advanced software and integrated planning solutions to improve the integration of distributed energy resources (DER). The PSS® software suite, with PSS®SINCAL, combines all grid assessment tools into one platform to accurately represent distributed energy generation levels. The software also combines data on technical limitations and grid impacts to optimize DER hosting under different scenarios.  PSS®SINCAL can be deployed on its own, as well as a vehicle for extending PSS®E, the most widely used transmission planning software in the USA, into the distribution market.

“Siemens understands that making distributed generation systems  a success begins in the very early stages of the planning process and why we’ve continued to enhance our planning software platforms to go far beyond industry standards,” said Mike Carlson, president of Siemens Digital Grid, North America. “Integrating increasing levels of distributed energy is a complex process that relies heavily on effective planning and analysis, and with our advanced software and consulting capabilities, utilities can finally have a comprehensive planning approach.”  

To complement the software launch, PTI has also developed an integrated consultative approach to utility planning that bridges the gap between historically independent transmission and distribution grid and integrated resource planning. By combining these methodologies and data infrastructures into one integrated process, utilities can more accurately characterize the value of DER on their system and identify the lowest cost options for installation and integration under a range of planning scenarios. 

Siemens Digital Grid partners with leading utilities and industrial energy consumers worldwide to provide expertise and innovative technologies. In North America, Digital Grid has worked with more than 1,000 energy customers to deliver proven solutions and services that improve operational efficiencies, enhance reliability and resiliency, and empower consumers to better manage their energy use.

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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.