Controlling Power Platform

Communication solution for energy producers

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Controlling power

Our TSO-compliant communication solution for virtual power plants

The idea

We are creating a communication solution for connecting power stations to the electricity balancing market. Our communication platform will cover the entirety of communications between technical units and respective control centres, this in full compliance with current and future IT security standards and TSO regulations.

Controlling Power Platform

The requirements

The challenge faced by a communication platform comes in the form of transmission system operator requirements with regard to infrastructure and IT security.

The Solution – the Controlling Power Platform

In the mdex Controlling Power Platform we have developed a smart and TSO-compliant communication platform which is already enjoying great success.

mdex Controlling Power Platform

mdex Controlling Power Platform

More than just smart, highly secure and redundant.

Controlling Power
Platform

Communication
concept

From TU
to the TSO

IT security
ISO 27001

mdex
Soft Migration

The standards placed on data communication with power plants that participate in the balancing energy market are very high indeed. If, for example, a plant wants to participate in the secondary Controlling Power market, its data communication will be subject to the same high requirements as the four transmission system operators (TSO).

Controlling Power Platform

SRL providers are already benefiting from the working experience behind mdex-tried-and-tested communication components.

The solution

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Controlling Power
Platform

Communication
concept

From TU
to the TSO

IT security
ISO 27001

mdex
Soft Migration

mdex will assist you in creating a TSO-compliant communication concept.

In the process of this mdex uses tried-and-tested and accepted communication models which are already being put to use with great success.

mdex designs a custom communication architecture based on your requirement profile.

Communication concept

Operator VPN

Marketer VPN

mdex MX760 LTE Pro Router

Controlling Power
Platform

Communication
concept

From TU
to the TSO

IT security
ISO 27001

mdex
Soft Migration

mdex offers all the components required for professional and secure data communication, from the right router for the TU right through to the link to the TSO. Routers are delivered ready-to-use by mdex. mdex assumes the overall management of the routers (e.g. configuration or firmware updates).

mdex Components

For the required serial connection to the TSOs, mdex relies on experienced partners who already have at their disposal redundant interfaces to all four TSOs. This is on top of experience in hosting control centre systems. This allows a considerable reduction in time-to-market and fixed connection costs.

The solution

Controlling Power
Platform

Communication
concept

From TU
to the TSO

IT security
ISO 27001

mdex
Soft Migration

The mdex information security management system (ISMS) already meets the requirements for energy network operators (IT Security Catalogue under Section 11 (1a) EnWG).

As an operator of sub-stations, we can contractually guarantee compliance with protective regulations.

Opt for our communication infrastructure and save time and resources in switching your systems (12-month period after IT Security Catalogue comes into force).

mdex IT security in line with ISO 27001

ISMS en

Controlling Power
Platform

Communication
concept

From TU
to the TSO

IT security
ISO 27001

mdex
Soft Migration

mdex can offer you a communication solution which can later be expanded to meet the TSO requirements for SRL providers, without any need for the replacement of routers or SIM cards. Just give us a call.

Want to remotely control your energy systems today,
but not sure yet whether or not you want to join the controlling power market?

No problem.

dezentrale Energieversorgung

Future Market – Controlling Energy

Marketing of flexible power loads

With the expansion of renewable energies, the number and variety of decentralised energy suppliers increasing depending on external environmental influences. A good example is the operation of a wind park, which feeds into the grid during a strong wind, but not in the case of a doldrums. The resulting, unexpected fluctuations in the power grid are therefore compensated by suppliers of controlling power.

Regular service providers can compensate for a short supply of additional energy (positive control power). On the other hand, however, excess energy can also be compensated in the power grid (negative control power).

mdex Controlling Power Platform

The controlling power is differentiated according to the time until the supply or compensation of the energy. The primary control energy must be available after 30 seconds at the latest, while the secondary reserve must be available at the latest after 5 minutes and the minute reserve at the latest after 60 minutes.

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