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Socomec has developed a range of modular and flexible systems that convert and store energy in order to provide ancillary services, such as voltage and frequency regulation, required by utilities to support the grid.

Successfully deployed as part of a number of progressive European smart grid demonstrators, Socomec has most recently demonstrated its expertise in power conversion for energy storage following analysis performed at Enel’s research centre in Livorno, Italy.

The test programme simulated a smart grid with integrated diesel generator, with both on- and off-grid operating modes. The analysis was performed with Socomec’s SUNSYS PCS. 66TR; housed in a cabinet rated to IP65 – produced specifically for the project – to include both the converter and lithium-ion 78 kWh battery rack.

Historically, tests focused on battery performance, but testing the batteries in conjunction with Socomec’s SUNSYS PCS2 revealed the positive impact of the power converter upon the overall performance of a complete energy storage solution. The results show that the Socomec SUNSYS PCS. outperforms the pre-determined criteria and has been declared “very positive”. Furthermore, as a result of the flexible and modular architecture – and Dynamic Power Control functionality – the system optimises overall efficiency by using only the power modules that it requires. In the case of a partial load, fewer modules are used – increasing efficiency – by using only the required quantity of 33kW power bricks.”

The modular architecture delivers the highest levels of availability – even in the case of failure or maintenance.

Flexible, modular and easy to maintain, this energy storage solution can be deployed to support the stabilisation of the grid to manage efficively the consumption and the production of renewable energy.

Socomec UPS

Founded in 1922, SOCOMEC are an industrial group that boasts a workforce in excess of 2500 people worldwide.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies with Socomec

Founded in 1922, SOCOMEC are an industrial group that boasts a workforce in excess of 2500 people worldwide.

With products marketed under the trademark SOCOMEC UPS, the extensive range of products fulfils any and every need for a Continuous Electrical Power Supply of the highest quality.

Innovative Power Solutions

The UPS offered by SOCOMEC UPS, in addition to the Secure Critical Power UPS Systems, Rectifiers, Harmonic Equalisers and DC to AC/AC to DC Converters, makes up the most complete range offered worldwide and covers the widest range of applications with something to suit each and every sector of the market.

SOCOMEC UPS were the first manufacturer in France to offer static power supplies in 1968. In 1980 they were the first to design a UPS with PWM technology, 1996 saw them being the first to integrate IGBT technology with major power sources and in 2000, SOCOMEC became the first designer to integrate a UPS with a modular rack system.

Since then they have also been the first to integrate hybrid components in 2001, they developed the first 200kVA UPS to include an IGBT rectifier in 2003 and came up with new battery charging designs in 2004. In 2006 they also developed a replacement for the traditional battery based solution by creating a dynamic energy storage system.

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