ABB to help Polish company enhance management of national power network

ABB has been selected by Poland’s national transmission system operator Polskie Sieci Elektronergetyczne SA (PSE) to deliver its ABB Ability Market Management System (MMS), a software solution. This is the first installation in Continental Europe to provide a detailed network model which will support the safe operation of PSE’s national power network and its interface within the European energy market. The initiative is part of Poland’s efforts to upgrade and modernize the country’s grid. Poland’s transmission network is currently interconnected with most of its European neighbors. These connections enable Poland to participate in the European electricity market. But they also expose the country’s national power system to variable electricity flows between countries, which can result in power irregularities, disruptions and outages. PSE SA ’s decision to upgrade its systems by implementing the advanced MMS solution from ABB will facilitate the utility’s efforts to integrate with the European electricity network and better manage its domestic electricity market. ABB’s MMS will help to balance national electricity demand and supply in real time while maximizing capacity utilization of the country’s transmission network. ABB has worked with PSE S.A. for many years, supporting the extension and modernization of the Polish power grid. These upgrade needs are driven by increasing demand for energy in urban areas, integration of new sources of renewable energy and the development of interconnections like the ABB installed LitPol high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link, which enables power trading between Lithuania and Poland. ABB also has a transformers manufacturing presence in Lodz with locally manufactured units contributing significantly to the country’s power infrastructure. About ABB ABB is a specialist in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. source:automation