"This is where the energy transition meets Industry 4.0."
The aim of DC networks is to redesign the power supply of industrial plants via a smart, open DC network and to digitise the industrial energy supply architecture. This is how the industrial energy system of the future is created, a DC-based smart grid for industry. Production supplied with energy in this way offers numerous advantages. Thanks to intelligent network control and integrated storage, it can react flexibly and robustly to fluctuating network quality and energy offers. In addition, renewable energies can be integrated more easily and conversion losses from AC to DC voltage avoided. Energy savings result, among other things, from the simpler use and buffering of braking energy, the so-called regenerative braking, in DC networks.