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Secure Connection to the Energy Transition

The main objective of the power generation and distribution industry is ensuring power supply safety and reliability. WAGO products provide the greatest degrees of safety and quality. We have a complete line of products from electrical interconnection technologies to automation solutions.

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.

Solar Farm Management: Photovoltaic Network-Friendly Control

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:

  • Direct communication between telecontrol system and power inverter or to solar system data logger
  • Separate ETHERNET interfaces permit the creation of parallel networks
  • Cybersecurity: Encryption that follows Europe's most stringent energy and security guidelines per BDEW and BSI
  • Cloud connectivity: Connection to the cloud thanks to an MQTT software upgrade
  • Password-protected Web-based management prevents unauthorized users from changing system settings
  • Free function blocks for expanded capabilities, e.g., data loggers and inverters
  • Implementing the respective grid operator's requirements for active power feed-in and reactive power supply
  • cos ϕ or Q/U control (reactive power control) according to the characteristic
  • Integration of external measurement systems from the medium voltage (network analysis devices, short circuit indicators, network and equipment protection) via Modbus TCP/RTU or other fieldbus protocols
  • Recording of low-voltage performance data via 3-phase power measurement module
  • Easy parameterization and configuration via visualization
  • Modular design: Digital, analog and specialty I/O modules can be combined within a node
  • Select from more than 500 different I/O modules
  • Parameterization/configuration via Web visualization
  • Programming per IEC 61131-3
  • Integrated mobile radio modem

Solar energy fluctuates and must be regulated.

Connection Technology: Safe, Simple Installation

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.

WAGO simplifies installation of solar power plants.

Solar Inverters: More Compact and Durable with WAGO

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.

Solar engineer connecting an inverter

Wind Park Management: Power Production in Compliance with the Grid

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:

  • Communication via standard telecontrol protocols per IEC 60870-5-101 /-103 /-104, 61400-25, 61850-7-420, MODBUS and DNP3
  • Thanks to numerous I/O modules, the I/O system is ideal in the distribution grid, e.g., for serial communication with external devices or for 3-phase power measurement.
  • Convenient measurement and monitoring of generation or consumption rates (e.g., voltage, reactive power, active power, current, cos φ, frequency and energy flow direction)
  • Controllers available for all common fieldbus systems and ETHERNET standards
  • Separate ETHERNET interfaces permit the creation of parallel networks
  • Programmable via CODESYS per IEC 61131-3
  • Cybersecurity: PFC100/PFC200 Controllers comply with current IT security regulations for grid operators and can be hardened as described in the BDEW white paper.
  • Cloud connectivity: Connection to the cloud thanks to an MQTT software upgrade
  • Password-protected Web-based management prevents unauthorized users from changing system settings
  • Function blocks available at no cost
  • OPC/XML client
  • IEC 61400-25 client

Substation at the Foot of a Wind Farm

Bioenergy: Safe Automation Even in Hazardous Areas

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:

  • Communication via telecontrol protocols per IEC 60870-5-101/-103/-104, 61400-25, 61850-7-420, MODBUS and DNP3
  • Thanks to numerous I/O modules, the I/O system is ideal in the distribution grid, e.g., for serial communication with external devices or for 3-phase power measurement.
  • Convenient measurement and monitoring of generation or consumption rates (e.g., voltage, reactive power, active power, current, cos φ, frequency and energy flow direction)
  • Controllers for all prominent fieldbus systems and ETHERNET standards
  • Process signals in Ex zones can be directly connected to the intrinsically safe blue Ex modules from WAGO.
  • Separate ETHERNET interfaces permit the creation of parallel networks.
  • Programmable via CODESYS per IEC 61131-3
  • Web visualization allows you to visualize subprocesses in the cabinet door or on the screen directly.
  • Cybersecurity: PFC100/PFC200 Controllers comply with current IT security regulations for grid operators and can be hardened as described in the BDEW white paper.
  • Cloud connectivity: Connection to the cloud thanks to an MQTT software upgrade

Biogas plant fermenters

Hydropower: Forces Firmly under Control

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:

  • Communication via telecontrol protocols per IEC 60870-5-101/-103/-104, 61400-25, 61850-7-420, MODBUS and DNP3
  • Separate ETHERNET interfaces permit the creation of parallel networks
  • Cybersecurity: Encryption that follows Europe's most stringent energy and security guidelines per BDEW and BSI
  • Cloud connectivity: Connection to the cloud thanks to an MQTT software upgrade
  • Password-protected Web-based management prevents unauthorized users from changing system settings

Storage power station in the Alps

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December 4, 2018
Topics

Digital – Down to the Fingertips

PLM, ERP, MES – In the industries of the future, software technologies like these will be increasingly used to digitize and automate ordering and production processes. No business headed for smart factory technology can afford to be without them. The people at WAGO, based in Minden, Germany have realized this, too. As early as 2000, the company began to comprehensively digitize its value added chain. Today, the manufacturer of electrical interconnection and automation products not only saves on paper, it also decides when and where orders will be processed in a fully automated manner. This is especially relevant, not only when shipping in-stock items, but also when producing custom products for customers.

December 4, 2018
Interview

“We improve consistency and data transparency along the value added chain.“

Interview regarding control cabinet manufacturing with Simone Brinkmann-Tewes, manager of smartData Engineering at Wago Kontakttechnik

December 4, 2018
Customer application

Savings with Spring Clamp Terminals

When the automotive company wants to reduce costs, the suppliers must also react. F.EE builds control cabinets for a number of OEMs, and the compact WAGO spring pressure connection technology facilitates the work. The company, located in the Upper Palatinate, has relied on the innovative clamping technology since the 80s.

December 4, 2018
Customer application

The Trend toward Compact Power Plants

2G Energy AG exploits a number of application areas for cogeneration plants with their g-box. The compact systems are tailored to be profitable small power plants, with an electrical output range from 20 to 50 kW, for use in small hotels, industrial operations, or apartment blocks. The CHP specialists from western Münster have designed the quiet turnkey module for coupling power and heat to be particularly lean. Completely assembled DIN-rails from WAGO are used for the electronics connections.
December 4, 2018
Customer application

Installation and Service Are Simpler

The times of clearly delineated machine rooms at the head of shaft systems are coming to an end in residential and commercial buildings. The structural volume allocated for modern elevators is being increasingly reduced. Spatial efficiency is everything. The technology has moved from the machine housings to the shafts, namely to those areas where there is still free space. Janzhoff Aufzüge, specialists in elevators and escalators, use the TOPJOB® S Rail-Mount Terminal Block System from WAGO for handling the dramatically increased level of data strings involved. By using the associated marking system, they have achieved additional efficiencies during installation and servicing.
November 19, 2018
News

New MCS MAXI 6 Connectors with Levers – Field Wiring in Next to No Time

The MULTI CONNECTION SYSTEM (MCS) expands: WAGO's new MCS MAXI 6 line of pluggable connectors can terminate 10 mm2 (8 AWG) conductors and has integrated levers, making fast and convenient wiring possible.

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