Siemens, Pacific Gas & Electric and partners introduced their low-carbon microgrid software last month titled SpectrumPower Microgrid Management System, which will help their microgrid system reduce 150 tonnes of carbon per year. Pat Wilkinson, head of Siemens Energy Automation, explained the software can be configured to make decisions based on environmental impact. “The controller looks at the availability of solar or batteries, then will maximize the contribution of those resources as opposed to one that is environmentally less favorable.”
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