Energy

ENERGY

Since 2019, CoNet is the first Siemens added value Partner for Digital Grid in addition to Certified Solution Partner for SIMATIC PCS7 from Siemens. As a result, our customers have a single point of contact for both their energy questions and process and factory automation. By looking at process and factory automation as well as energy and protections from the PCS7 / TIA platform, we can offer cost-efficient total solutions to monitor energy flows and to use energy more consciously. Linking process and factory automation with intelligent energy networks can significantly increase sustainability.

Climate change, increasing scarcity of fossil fuels and digitization in general are forcing us to look for renewable energy sources and to lower our energy consumption. Digitization is about providing more and especially "better" data and information. Often this is already available "locally", but not available in the right way. It can also involve replacing or adapting “older” systems, so the data and information becomes available. For the industry, the energy transition is accompanied by major challenges. Companies must actively work with solutions to (partly) meet their own energy needs. They are audited for their energy consumption in the context of new legislation and regulations and must demonstrably increase their energy efficiency. In addition, they must be protected against possible network pollution due to the increasing number of decentralized energy sources. Digital Grid Technology offers those solutions.

But the "normal" protection of, for example, feeders, transformers, motors, generator fields, etc., is also among the services we provide. This concerns protection relays from Siemens, the well-known SIPROTEC 4 and 5, and the Reyrolle. In cases where a Siemens switchgear is fitted with a different brand such as Woodward or Fanox, CoNet can provide you this service. As with a switchgear from other manufacturers as long as the protection device is a Siemens Siprotec for example. Testing with secondary injections is done with the aid of Omicron test equipment.

Our employees have been trained by Siemens in the engineering, implementation, testing and commissioning of the Siemens Digital Grid products and systems. We have our own testing equipment for the Digital Grid software from Siemens. We test issues such as motor and over voltage protection in a simulation environment, which we also use for live demonstrations and application training.

You can contact us for the following services:

  • Programming, implementing, testing and commissioning of Siemens SIPROTEC 4 and 5 field equipment for protection, control, monitoring and measurement applications in electrical energy systems.
  • After a trip or other problem, we will visit you and read out the SIPROTEC for you and do an initial evaluation and / or check (including SIGRA / COMTRADE files).
  • Programming, implementing, testing and commissioning of Reyrolle protection equipment from Siemens.
  • Testing by secondary injection of currents and voltages with Omicron test equipment.
  • Networks and communication including cyber security. Also, for connection to 3rd party systems and links with existing process automation, TIA or SCADA / PCS7.
  • Power quality and management.
  • SENTRON PAC energy measurements.
  • Energy Manager and Mindsphere solutions (also possible in combination with TIA / PCS7).
  • Energy / efficiency (Energy / Efficiency)
  • Renewables, like windparks and  including off-shore services (Renewable Energy)
  • Application and devices of the Siemens SICAM portfolio including:
    • SICAM Q100 / Q200 and P850 / P50 energy measurements
    • SICAM Power Automation System (PAS) for the automation of sub-stations
    • SICAM SCC visualization system
    • SICAM PQS (Collection and archiving or fault record and power quality (PQ) data)

If you have questions or a need for other services, please Contact us at CoNet.

Completed projects in this sector:
  • SIPROTEC transformer protections for RET charging stations
    The Rotterdam transport company RET is becoming increasingly green. At the end of 2019, RET introduced 55 fully electric city buses. CoNet programmed and tested the Siemens 8DJH medium-voltage switchgear with SIPROTEC 5 Compact protections for the charging stations and subsequently put them into operation. By 2030 all RET buses will be emission-free, saving a lot of diesel and thousands ...
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  • A passion for offshore wind platforms
    Working on and with offshore wind platforms requires specific knowledge and experience. The circumstances are very different from those on land, therefore a different set of regulations applies. “It is an exciting and challenging environment to be working in”, according to Jeroen Weemhoff, a consultant with Siemens Partner CoNet. For the past year Jeroen lived out of hotel rooms. He ...
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  • CoNet and Siemens seal their Digital Grid partnership
    Industrial automation expert CoNet is the first Siemens Solution Partner in the field of Digital Grid-technology. Recently the partnership was officially sealed at the CoNet Zaandam site. As partners Siemens and CoNet can supply modern automation solutions and intelligent power grids to industrial clients. This creates opportunities for more sustainability and improved efficiency. For twenty years now, CoNet has been ...
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  • CoNet develops the first ever ‘High-voltage Safety Simulator’
    The only company in the World with an in-house Energy Test & Development center. Yes, we did it! CoNet is the First Siemens partner worldwide to develop a test box enabling us to simulate any high-voltage environment – be it a wind farm, a network or an entire industrial zone. This High-voltage Safety Simulator allows for the real life testing ...
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  • CoNet lifts HVC’s Warmtenet to the next level
    The contractor HVC is the largest non-commercial waste collector in the Netherlands. The construction of the new modern waste energy plant with energy recovery in Alkmaar was the start of the utility company. That's over 25 years ago. During that time, the waste processor has evolved from a pure waste processor to a sustainable waste management company, where reuse of ...
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