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Delta India Awarded Technology Innovation of the Year at 4th IESA for Microgrid Plant Controller

By Delta India - Published January 29, 2021

By EISBU Delta India

Microgrids are the building blocks of the electric utility of the future. They allow for maximum use of renewable energy, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and increase community resiliency. Renewable energy microgrids are also the only environmentally acceptable answer to desperately needed electrification in the developing world.

The Delta Microgrid plant controller is a supervisory control system designed to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of microgrid applications and architectures. It monitors and controls the operation of all microgrid system components, providing high power quality and reliability, maximum renewable energy utilization, and minimum fossil fuel consumption.

At the core of the Del MPC is a real-time optimization engine that dispatches the various microgrid assets to achieve the lowest possible overall cost of energy while still providing energy security.

The Del MPC is an easy-to-install industrial control cabinet designed to operate reliably for the life of the project and is a fully integrated control system that virtually eliminates the need for any control system integration engineering on the part of the project developer/installer.

At the recently organized The 4th India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) Delta Electronics India has been awarded the Technology Innovation of the Year award for “Microgrid Plant Controller”

Delta’s goal with the plant controller is to provide project developers/EPC’s a product that provides not only advance microgrid control functionality but that is also easy to buy, install, operate, and support, at the same time preventing competitors not to clown the product is crucial, however, we achieved the same by keeping software design and Microgrid control algorithm confidential and undisclosed.

Sustainable microgrids are emerging as a vital tool, across the world, to combat climate change and increasing instances of natural disasters, which has led to the rise in the adoption of renewable energy and distributed generation systems.

The Smart Microgrid Controller Market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 12.5% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

So in a continuously emerging Microgrid business, we strive to be the highest performing and most cost-effective option in the 100 kW to 20 MW size range with our Plant controller

Unique Features of the Plant Controller

• Universal-Applicable to a wide spectrum of Microgrid
• Full Control/Monitoring of HT and LT panel with more than 1000 DI/DO and AI
• Built-in SCADA with IEC 61850/60870 and Modbus industrial standard
• Inbuilt Central EMS and Microgrid DER control
• Intuitive user interface
• Highly Scalable, Flexible and extensible-as Microgrid configuration changes
• IOT based Remote Controlling Ability to support those Microgrids which are at far remote places
• Self-Healing feature as DER source goes off
• Cyber Security- by providing Firewall, multilayer password protections, VLAN and Smart Switches

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