Microgrid partnership from ABB and Rolls Royce

ABB and Rolls-Royce have formed a partnership to offer a microgrid solution for utility, commercial and industrial customers.

The microgrids provides the overall control to allow users to combine power from CHP, diesel and gas-powered gensets, renewables and batteries to meet their industrial, residential or consumer loads. They can function on or off grid, sonf can separate themselves from the main grid in the event of a potential grid fault or emergency.

Andreas Schell, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said, “Combining our integrated MTU diesel and gas genset system technology and our control solutions, with ABB’s modular microgrid solution, control capability and remote service, will offer customers the combined strengths of the two world leaders in technology.”

Massimo Danieli, head of ABB’s grid automation business line, noted that the company’s Ability e-mesh gives power generation asset owners a vertically integrated, unified view of their distributed energy resources and renewable power generation. Site and fleet optimisation, weather and load forecast and machine learning algorithms offer insights for decision-making.