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The Anybus SG-gateway family is designed for Smart Grid communication and specifically target Demand Response (networking of industrial electric loads) and Virtual Power Plants (networking of energy resources like biogas plants or combined heat and power units) applications.
Remote Terminal Unit
All the Anybus SG-gateways support the communication protocols used in the energy sector, e.g. IEC60870-5-104, DNP3 and IEC61850s. In addition they also include Modbus TCP client/server and Modbus RTU master/slave functionality. They can also communicate with industrial fieldbus or industrial Ethernet networks such as Profibus, Profinet or any other industrial network thanks to Anybus technology.
In this scenario, the SG-gateway connects the Control Room/SCADA system with industrial equipment and machinery in the field.
Equipment such as Generators, filters, protection equipment to utilities that demand IEC protocols. Metering equipment that uses M-Bus and other industrial equipment that uses Modbus or other fieldbus or industrial Ethernet protocols can all be integrated.
A Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is a cluster of distributed generation installations that are collectively managed by a central control entity. Every single generator that belongs to the VPP needs a gateway to communicate with the remote control software managing the whole network. The SG-gateway enables this requirement and supports the industry standard VHPready for virtual power plants.
Demand Response (DR) is an automated control mechanism in power grids, by which the demand side adapts itself to the volatile generation capacity of renewable energies. An SG-gateway can connect the factory with the DR aggregators network operating center on each industrial site.
Intelligent Electrical Devices (IED) with IEC60870-5-104 or IEC61850 can easily be connected to industrial PLC systems such as; Siemens, Rockwell, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi, ABB etc, with their proprietary Fieldbus/Industrial Ethernet networks.