Schneider Electric announced it has released EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex, a standardized microgrid solution designed to significantly reduce project timeline across the journey, delivering a greater return on investment for the system.
With distributed energy resources projected to account for 40% of U.S. electricity generation by 2050, the demand for microgrids is growing to meet these needs. Microgrid systems currently require a sizable sum of engineering hours and intense attention to the configuration, planning and deployment of the system.
Schneider says EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex expedites the completion of microgrid system projects from specification to design and build in months instead of years. Once commissioned, the solution is optimized through a data-as-a-service model where the microgrid’s data plugs into the AI-powered AutoGrid VPP (Virtual Power Plant) platform. This solution can also plug into a third-party VPP network, DERMS (Distributed Energy Resource Management System), or directly with Schneider Electric’s microgrid software and analytics suite.
“We are very excited to be one of the first partners working with Schneider Electric to deliver EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex to the market,” said Ryan Goodman, CEO of Scale Microgrids. “We believe that utilizing Microgrid Flex will enable us to deliver groundbreaking distributed energy systems to our customers with unprecedented speed and efficiency.”
EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex’s solution includes:
- Schneider Electric Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – integrated with inverters, batteries, cooling, switchgear, output transformer, safety features & controls
- Advanced Software and Analytics – complete software and tools for full lifecycle including assessment, feasibility, design, operating and optimizing.
- Energy Control Center – the Energy Control Center (ECC) is a single intelligent, pre-engineered and pre-tested DER and control system that helps optimize resources and ensures resilience.
The solution will be available to order in the United States in the second quarter of 2023.
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