Operators of ecopower plants fiercely compete for the cheapest kilowatt hour and must pay attention to efficiency and low costs when installing their systems. They are also required to connect systems of a certain size to the control system of the grid operator so that they can be down-regulated remotely as required. That requires telecontrol communication.
To enable communication between electricity producers and grid operators, the operators of photovoltaic power plants revert to telecontrol protocols. WAGO Controllers provide a standardized and easy-to-use interface for users based on the IEC 60870-5-101/-103/-104, 61400-25, 61850-7-420 (Server/Client), MODBUS, DNP3 standards. Advantages of WAGO's telecontrol solution:
You can control, monitor, maintain and run diagnostics on your decentralized machines and systems around the globe using the PFC200 Controller with 3G modem – safely, economically and without cables. Modern data networks take over the routing, communication, and delivery of data packets.
In assembling a photovoltaic system, safe, simple installation is decisive. WAGO enables both: With the comprehensive TOPJOB® S Rail-Mount Terminal Blocks, photovoltaic lines are reliably and permanently connected. Disconnect and fuse terminal blocks with high voltage resistance securely isolate photovoltaic generators from inverters. Additional solutions like blocking diodes round out the offering.
Relays and optocouplers are used everywhere that electrical signals must be transmitted and galvanic isolation, level adjustment or amplification are required.
WAGO's fuse terminal blocks for various applications, such as automotive blade-style fuses up to 6 mm2 (16 AWG), or miniature fuses with pivoting fuse holders
Just plug it in and you’re good to go: With TOPJOB® S Rail-Mount Terminal Blocks, you can perform wiring quickly, directly and securely anywhere in the world in all applications.
The inverter is the heart of the photovoltaic system. It converts the direct current from solar modules into an alternating current, which is then fed to the public power grid. The devices have very little loss with an efficiency up to 99%. In other words: Only one hundredth of the DC power is lost during conversion. The durability and performance of an inverter is determined by its electronic and electromechanical components. They must work reliably for many years and ensure high functionality and safety in small spaces. WAGO's high-current PCB terminal blocks meet those requirements.
WAGO's PCB terminal blocks and pluggable connectors can be used quickly and safely.
Based on VDE 0108, WAGO's N-conductor disconnect terminal blocks can be used in public buildings for insulation measurement without disconnecting the neutral conductor.
WAGO's panel feedthrough terminal blocks with screwdriver-actuated CAGE CLAMP® connection on both sides enable simple, tool-free installation.
In switchgear and control applications, the WAGO X-COM®-SYSTEM and X-COM®S-SYSTEM make system wiring fast and economical.
Wind turbines have modern electronic controls. The main controller as the central element is in constant contact with peripheral control elements, such as the wind tracking system and the blade adjustment system. This contact ensures optimal operation in any weather by changing individual system parameters. Proper infeed of the turbines in the power grid requires constant monitoring of the system's grid connection. Grid variables such as voltage, current and frequency are recorded and continuously sent to the plant control system to ensure an immediate response to defined limiting values that have been exceeded. WAGO supports wind farm management and ensures smooth communication with the grid operator, direct marketer and turbine operator. This allows the players delay-free access to the system without delay. The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 ensures that wind farms can be controlled and monitored fail-safe. Advantages of WAGO's telecontrol solution:
A biogas plant produces biogas by fermenting primarily renewable raw materials or manure. In most cases, the gas is fed directly to local combined heat and power (CHP) plants and then fed into the public power grid. However, biogas can be processed into biomethane just as easily and fed into the natural gas network or converted in remote CHPs for decentralized local heating use. The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM is used in all areas – whether in the automation of individual processes, in controlling processing plants or in connecting the generation plant to the control system of the grid operator or the supplier of control energy. Advantages of WAGO's telecontrol solution:
Renewable energy from hydroelectric plants is an important part of the global energy transition. A high level of automation is required to operate hydroelectric plants economically. Among other applications, WAGO solutions can be found in turbine controls that are connected to a higher-level SCADA system for monitoring and power station control. Advantages of WAGO's telecontrol solution:
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The security of the power supply can be easily endangered – for example, when an overly enthusiastic backhoe operator damages electrical lines during an excavation. In such cases, a fast and, above all, targeted diagnosis of the electrical grid is essential, both along long spans and also in the distributed transformer stations. In the transformer station in the Wittmund wind farm, ENERCON relies on the WAGO PFC200 Telecontroller for signal processing and data transmission.
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