APT understands the need to have reliable monitoring and control of multiple renewable energy sources. The Microgrid Master Control Panel provides real time integrated control of power production and power consumption for large scale (500kW – 50 MW) microgrids. This involves the aggregation of control for various distributed energy resources (DER) in both grid-connected and grid-isolated modes of operation, instantaneous load matching, and active control of microgrid stability. APTGrid provides useful optimization of the diverse DER in various modes of operation for microgrid sustainable energy systems. It also gives an automatic islanding and active synchronized re-connection of the microgrid loads to the utility power grid. The MMCP is available in NEMA 1 indoor or NEMA 3R outdoor construction.
APTGrid provides native interfaces to APT Automatic Paralleling Switchgear Control panels and APT Master Control Panels, as well as most 3rd party controllers via following native interfaces:
Digital signals: 24 VDC, 48 VDC, 125 VDC, 120 VAC, etc.
Custom interfaces to 3rd party devices such as (Profibus, DNP, CAN, BACnet, SAE J1939, Caterpillar Data Link, etc.) are available upon request.
APTGrid provides Modbus TCP/IP Ethernet, over copper or fiber, supervisory control and data acquisition interface to higher level SCADA, DCS or building management system.