Microgrids for industry applications
Industry and mining operations are increasingly established in remote locations, making it harder to connect to the national grid, and in countries with limited power generation capabilities. The additional pressure to adopt a sustainable development model makes self-production the only viable option.
Industries and mines operators cannot afford blackouts, therefore plant reliability and stability is the number one priority. Fast deployment of new generation capacity to fulfill significant power demand increase is another critical requirement.
For underground mining, mineral processing, open-pit mining and cement industries as well as other industry applications we offer a microgrid solution which can safely integrate the maximum possible renewable energy into small scale power networks. Benefits to operators include lowest long-term energy costs, grid stability and reduced environment impact. ABB’s microgrid solution integrate plant engineering, electrical, control, automation and optimization systems, instrumentation, drives and motors and asset management solutions.