Product category: Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks
GMP232/x: Generating Plants certified Quicker
Tighter grid connection requirements and increasing competition means that manufacturers of renewable energy generation plants are facing optimisation tasks. The combination of plant controlling and grid measurement/protection in one unit reduces both initial and lifecycle costs while making handling easier at the same time.
With the modules from the GMP232/x family, Bachmann electronic is providing a comprehensive solution for measuring and monitoring three-phase electrical grids that is integrated into the M1 automation system. All the common measurements, like voltage, current, power or frequency are immediately available in the control programme. Grid and plant protection are configured by means of an intuitive graphic interface and consequently performed autonomously by the module. The direct switching of two trigger circuits is realised by means of integrated relay outputs.
To simplify the type certification of grid-connected generation plants for the plant manufacturer, i.e. the verification of conformity with national grid codes, the Bachmann solutions already have the basic component certificates.
TÜV Nord Cert GmbH has extensively tested Module all the modules in the GMP232/x family and has certified the conformity with the following standards: BDEW Directive (06/2008) including amendments 2013, FGW TR 3 (Rev. 24), FGW TR 8 (Rev. 8), ENA ER G59/3 Amendment 2: 2015, IEEE C37.90:2005.
Battery storage units are the energy systems special forces units: they can be called up extremely quickly, in use also decentralised in the most remote areas, and your personal information and data are strictly protected. “These requirements are only good enough for controllers and monitoring systems if they consistently have a modular structure and integrated directly into the automation system”, says Michael Backhaus, head of the renewable energy division at Bachmann electronic.
Compatible with every bus system
The most important topic in direct discussions with both existing and prospective customers is communication. Every user or system architect wants to remain flexible when they now or later integrate outside devices in the overall system. This is why the Bachmann M1 system has important features such as open bus systems like Modbus, CAN or Profinet for communication between different energy generators or consumers, and also IEC60870, IEC 61850 or dnp3 for communication with the control centre. “We have the advantage that the user can freely select all the protocols, also subsequently, without altering the operations management itself”, adds Michael Backhaus.
Integrated IT security concept
IT security has been an integral part of automation at Bachmann for more than ten years. This is why security features like data encryption and access rights management is already integrated into the hardware, into the M1 control module itself. “Because the threat situation is becoming increasingly more complex, we have developed a multistage IT security concept. The entire Bachmann CPU product range is already supplied with all security functions included. This means that every user has a ready-to-use security package right from the start”, explains Michael Backhaus.
Modular hard and software
The battery storage and hybrid power plant product spectrum ranges from classic, configurable digital and analogue I/O to integrated and certified grid measurement and monitoring. Every single control module is subjected to a 48-hour run-in test to guarantee long-term availability of the energy facility. The software turns the M1 automation solutions into a multitasking system: programmable in IEC 61131, C/C++ and Matlab Simulink in parallel on the control processor.
Since 1970 Bachmann has been accelerating the progress in automation technology. Our leading position in the area of renewable energies, including no. 1 in wind automation, and our presence in the machine tool and marine industries are the visible result of consistent development work. Trust and a holistic solution concept grow on this solid basis. The clear yes to new challenges makes Bachmann an esteemed partner of innovative enterprises.
Bachmann electronic is an international high-tech company with headquarters in Feldkirch (Austria) and develops, produces and distributes complete system solutions in the area of automation technology.
With 100,000 installed systems and a market share of over fifty percent, Bachmann electronic is the number 1 supplier in the automation of wind power plants. But also in the other areas of renewable energies, and in the machine tool and marine business sectors, well-known customers rely on the experience, the specific know-how and the extraordinary power of innovation offered by Bachmann electronic. We work intensively with open systems and we work intensively to continuously extend holistic automation solutions.