Siemens and Ampcontrol partner on storage and grid tech

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(L-R) Darryl Kaufmann, head of Digital Industries at Siemens AUNZ, Rod Henderson, Managing Director and CEO Ampcontrol and Peter Halliday, CEO of Siemens AUNZ

Siemens and energy solutions firm Ampcontrol, have agreed to collaborate on technology solutions for battery energy storage and grid applications for the Australian renewables market.

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The agreement will focus on solutions for battery energy storage and grid applications designed around Siemens’ renowned SINAMICS S120 inverters that provides virtual synchronous generator functionalities for system strength and grid stability in the network. Overall, this will help increase digitalisation, grid resilience and support the nation’s transition to net zero.

Speaking on the announcement, Darryl Kaufmann, head of Siemens’ digital industries division in Australia and New Zealand, said, “It’s great to formalise the relationship with Ampcontrol who we’ve worked with for many years.

“This comes at a critical time for the renewable energy sector and the energy transition. A successful energy transition requires collaboration—especially to scale up and meet our net zero commitments. It also requires innovative and versatile thinking, which is supported by digitalisation and automation.

“We have some of the best-in-class technology being used in every industry from mining and manufacturing to transportation and even supporting the research on the Great Barrier Reef.

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“The new agreement will pair our technological prowess with Ampcontrol’s expertise in designing specific solutions for the renewable energy sector. It’s a win-win for the industry.”

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