Smart Grid

EBSYS technology and business in the field of Smart Grid expertise is particularly appealing to Utilities and Industrial Communication Equipment Manufacturers who are interested in entering the Smart Grid market, or improving their Smart Grid communications systems. We make available to our customers:

  • Strong dedicated R&D and system integration team focusing on Energy Management and Communication Technologies for Smart Grid Applications
  • High domain expertise for more than 12 years
  • Proven technology of PLC Modems being developed on behalf of Analog Devices Inc and tested successfully in different electric grid networks (Europe, Asia and Africa)
  • Low-cost and very flexible customized Smart Energy Node reference designs promoted in collaboration with our strategic partner Analog Devices Inc.
  • High ability to support multiple customers from our Smart Energy and Networking engineering teams
  • Ability to service our customers’ needs for future differentiations and customization through continuous R&D innovation obtained from funded PhD programs carried out in association with well-known university research labs

EBSYS, reinforced by its strategic partnership with Analog Devices, provides efficient and cost-effective communication and control technologies to support customers’ product development and allows them to quickly and easily integrate following Smart Grid solutions in their systems and business application, thus reducing customers’ time-to-market.

Smart Metering Solution, characterized by:

  • Highly integrated AMM/AMR communication platform that offers utilities full range of functionalities to manage electric power, gas and water distribution & quality of service.
  • End-to-end communication to support real-time services of the Smart Grid (analysis of load profiles, network monitoring, faults detection and prevention, improved quality of service, etc...)
  • Robust communications solution to manage the increasing flow of data required to enable bidirectional communication between a centralized control and supervision software platform and intelligent devices distributed throughout the grid.
  • Combined use of existing communications infrastructure complemented by other technologies such as PLC, ZigBee, WiFi, 2G/3G to support data exchange applications that require intelligent network deployment.
  • Basic AMR/AMM systems that generally incorporate the following blocks: PLC Modem, Wireless Gateway, Communication Server, Database, and Customer Application Servers. 

AMM/AMR Smart Grid solution architecture

 

Street Lighting Control Solution, characterized by:

  • Adding a layer of application services for the management and / or remote monitoring of street lighting to the existing infrastructure
  • Adding a layer of communication on existing physical infrastructure
  • Communicate and / or locally control the electronic or magnetic ballast
  • Adding a power module for dimming

The intelligent Street Lighting Control solution incorporates the following blocks:

  • Ballast Control Module and integrating interfaces with sensors.
  • PLC modem for communication between the concentrator and the lamp.
  • RF (optional) Modem to overcome some limitations due to the topology of the electrical network.
  • Concentrator PLC to manage the PLC subnet.
  • WAN Gateway to provide data transfer between the PLC network and the public network (Internet and 2G/3G)
  • IT platform providing remote management services layers to optimize consumption, lighting comfort, operation and maintenance of all system components

Street Lighting Control solution architecture

 

Battery Management System, characterized by:

Electronic system that monitors the state of a rechargeable battery (cell or battery pack) and may incorporate one or more of the following functions:

  • Cell Protection from out of tolerance operating conditions especially for high voltage and high power batteries which must operate in hostile environments.
  • Charge control limits the rate at which electric current is added to or drawn from the battery to prevent overcharging and protect against overvoltage, which can reduce battery performance or lifespan, and may pose a safety risk.
  • Demand Management to minimize the current drain on the battery by designing power saving techniques into the applications circuitry and thus prolong the time between battery charges.
  • SOC Measurement to provide the user with an indication of the capacity left in the battery, or it could be needed in a control circuit to ensure optimum control of the charging process.
  • SOH Measurement to evaluate the battery's capability to deliver its specified output for the purpose of assessing the readiness of emergency power equipment and needed maintenance actions.
  • Cell Balancing needed in multi-cell battery chains to compensate for weaker cells by equalizing the charge on all the cells in the chain and thus extending battery life.
  • Log Book Function for recording and evaluating number of cycles, maximum and minimum voltages and temperatures and maximum charging and discharging currents to determine whether the battery has been subject to abuse.
  • Authentication and Identification allowing to record information about the cell such as the manufacturer's type designation and the cell chemistry which can facilitate automatic testing and the batch or serial number and the date of manufacture which enables traceability in case of cell failures.
  • Communications between the battery and the charger or test equipment and to allow the user access to the battery for modifying the BMS control parameters or for diagnostics and test. 

 

 

 
 
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