To meet the engineering challenges of large-scale microgrid projects, Xendee has released a new multi-node capability. It allows users to create advanced interconnected microgrid networks from constellations of small microgrids or DERs that can support up to 25 technology types, including solar. Battery storage, hydrogen, fluid dynamics, etc. Multi-node capability enables the use of multiple nodes (multiple technologies or bus bars that can circuit loads together) and utilizes real-world location data for each point to inform the final design and investment strategy to optimize. This allows for more realistic models of communities and campuses to generate, use and transfer energy in the most efficient way.
“Xendee’s new multi-node capabilities give engineers the tools to design large-scale or interconnected microgrids using the same tools as they do for regular projects,” said Xendee CTO and co-author. Founder Michael Stadler said: “We go beyond simple energy and economics modeling to enable the design of entire microgrid networks. flows, and losses due to distribution among nodes can be taken into account.Multi-nodes allow users to simultaneously meet the energy and power demands of the system, saving significant time during the entire design process. We can leverage the best possible architecture while saving money.”
With multi-node capability, each node essentially acts as its own energy node, with its own connections to the wider energy system and bus bars connecting up to 25 different renewable and conventional energy generation sources. I can do it. Nodes can also be connected directly to building loads such as large industrial motors. This feature allows Xendee to suggest different ways of functioning on a given node to accommodate heavily loaded parts of the facility. Multinode also helps users avoid under- or over-sizing distribution equipment and reduce costs by locating energy technology as close as possible to where it is consumed.
This new capability is useful for several use cases, including modeling microgrids within large facilities, comparing rooftop and cable-fed field installations, and studying energy input and output demands based on geographic location. Multi-node interfaces can also be equipped with additional features that layer power flow and voltage considerations in the model. Models that include power flow can calculate optimal energy output and investment while also considering power constraints in cables and other electrical equipment. The multi-node feature also provides reports based on each node’s dispatch, power flow, voltage, network loss, and system balance tables.
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