ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global microgrids co-operation

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ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.

Rolls-Royce offers the MTU Onsite Energy brand power system solutions – from mission critical, standby and continuous power to combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems CEO Andreas Schell says, “Due to the transformation towards decarbonisation, customers need to pursue sustainable power options that also deliver utmost profitability.

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“For this, we rely primarily on microgrids, which are autonomous energy supply systems that are efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly.

“Combining our integrated MTU diesel and gas genset system technology and our control solutions, with ABB’s modular microgrid solution, control capability and remote service, will offer customers the combined strengths of the two world leaders in technology.”

Head of ABB’s grid automation line within the company’s Power Grids business Massimo Danieli says, “ABB Ability e-mesh can ensure a stable power grid, even with a high share of renewable energy from various sources, working smoothly together with already installed gas or diesel engines.

“ABB has a vast number of microgrid installations globally and through our partnership with Rolls-Royce Power Systems, we will further support the growing interest for microgrid solutions globally.” 

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