PRIME allows planning and operation of energy-related production and consumption units. Benefits are resource conservation, climate protection and cost savings, while the users have permanent access to the energy they need. PRIME enables interfacing to environmental management, production management, logistics and other established utility business functions.
For reasons of reliability, distributed generation resources are to the same distributon grid as central stations. Various technical and economic issues occur in the integration of these resources into a grid. Technical problems arise in the areas of power quality, voltage stability, harmonics, reliability, protection, and control.
Behavior of protective devices on the grid must be examined for all combinations of distributed and central station generation. A large scale deployment of distributed generation may affect grid-wide functions such as frequency control and allocation of reserves.
PRIME helps by providing real-time network load and condition information. PRIME enabled Grid Control ensure proactive, organized and systematic coordination of procurement, conversion, distribution and use of energy to meet the requirements, taking into account environmental and economic objectives.