Communication for energy storage

Solutions for virtual power plants & controlling power

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Data communication for energy storage systems

Suitable for large and small-scale plants

In order to be able to make efficient use of an energy storage system (e.g. a battery) an intelligent control system is required. Regardless of whether monitoring and controlling many small storage systems (SWARM cluster electricity) or integrating large storage systems in the balancing energy market: mdex has the right data communication solution for every energy storage system. Based on customer requirements, secure data communication can take place via a central control system and / or decentralised communication among energy storage systems.

mdex Controlling Power Platform

mdex Controlling Power Platform: Our TSO-compliant communication solution for virtual power station communication

Virtual power plant

We design a custom communication architecture

In order to successfully benefit from lucrative feed-in tariffs, more and more small energy plants with potentially low feed-in power are merging to form virtual power stations. Biogas plants for example generally have a feed-in power of 0.1 to 0.5 MW. To participate in the secondary balancing energy market however an energy provider must provide 5 MW.

There are various different communication channels for the prescribed data-technical link, e.g. DSL, mobile network or satellite. mdex communication solutions operate independently from the underlying communication infrastructure here.

To facilitate direct access to a plant mdex designs a custom VPN, a user group closed to the outside. The complexity and characteristics of the communication architecture and infrastructure are custom-designed and encapsulated by mdex.

mdex Controlling Power Platform

Our technology is designed for the secure networking of devices, machines and systems via mobile network, satellite and DSL. The mdex service range encompasses all network components such as routers, SIM cards, IP-services and data encryption.  It is this that allows us to provide our customers with high-availability and high-reliability communications solutions. Digitisation often begins with a mdex solution.

mdex Controlling Power Platform

Our TSO-compliant communication solution

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.

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Consulting & Support for professional data communication