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Virtual testing of Siemens Siprotec 5 protective devices with a digital twin

The picture shows the new digital twin in the Siprotec 5 series from Siemens.

The picture shows the new digital twin in the Siprotec 5 series from Siemens.

The new cloud-based Siprotec DigitalTwin is the virtual digital twin of a real Siprotec 5 device, and includes all interfaces, functions, and algorithms. As a result, the performance, safety, and availability of Siprotec 5 devices can be fully tested as part of the energy automation system – around the clock, from any location, and with no hardware.
"The digital twin of a Siprotec 5 device reduces the time it takes for our customers to connect new energy automation systems and lowers operating costs by shortening downtimes," said Ingo Erkens, head of Substation Automation & Protection within the Digital Grid Business Unit of the Siemens Energy Management Division. "The cloud-based application also significantly helps speed up and simplify fault clearance during troubleshooting."
Today's Siprotec 5 protective devices record a wide range of different measured values and grid status variables. This data is used to protect and automate the energy system. More than 1.6 million Siprotec devices have been installed worldwide. The innovative Siprotec DigitalTwin is a new milestone on the path to digitalizing energy automation systems.

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