Siemens is taking another important step to accelerate the energy transition: As an industry first, the company today presented its newly developed software for low-voltage grids. LV Insights X software, part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, enables distribution grid operators (DSO) to tackle their most pressing challenge: the need to significantly increase grid capacity while grids are already pushed to their limits by the fast increase of decentralised renewable energy infeed and additional consumers such as EV chargers or heat pumps. To avoid power grids from becoming the bottleneck of the energy transition, utilities urgently need to increase their grid capacity and actively manage the low-voltage grid.
LV Insights X empowers grid operators to gain full transparency over the low-voltage level of the grid, reduce outage times by up to 30 percent and increase grid capacity by identifying critical segments. The software lets DSOs create and manage complete low-voltage grid models automatically and with significantly reduced effort, and leverage data to make more effective decisions. Ultimately, they can create a digital twin of the distribution grid with already existing data. The new software paves the way for adaptable and scalable low-voltage grid management.