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The new training system of Lucas-Nülle conveys the features of Microgrids in a realistic way. Like real Microgrids, it can be used as a stand-alone system for experiments, but it can also be integrated into  Lucas-Nülle’s smart grid environment.

Lucas-Nülle developed the Microgrid training system with original components for practical experiments. This system now allows trainees and students to get to know all the micro grid’s parameters and loads as well as the factors influencing it.

Microgrids are small, stand-alone networks that are expected to form an integral part of the comprehensive power supply of the future. Another feature of micro grids is that they are generation structures with consumers and storage facilities located close to the point of generation. These work together so that as little electricity as possible has to be taken or supplied to them from higher grid levels. One example of a micro grid is the island of El Hierro. The 10,500 inhabitants of this small Canary Island meet all their electricity requirements via a local Microgrid, making them self-sufficient and independent of the European grid.

“Microgrids offer many advantages, but consumption and production have to match,” says Jörg Ludwig, product manager for power engineering at Lucas-Nülle. “Creating and monitoring these conditions requires qualified people who have mastery of the grid.”