Sensformer: Siemens Internet Of Energy’s Blockchain Energy Grid Transformer
If the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most promising and revolutionary innovations of our times, Siemens is now betting on the Internet of Energy (IoE). It is a new and innovative vision of the industry that hopes to bring a new energy future to Sensformer.
Siemens Sensformer is the world's first intelligent transformer. Launched on July 2, Siemens, along with its new project, stands out for continuing to innovate and for becoming a pioneer of the IoE. The company is looking forward to creating a decentralized two-flow power grid powered by blockchain technology. The new network will also be decarbonized.
Siemens expects its innovation to be crucial to the progress of the industry. Right now, part of the community is comparing it to the launch of smartphones for the first time in the mobile phone industry.
What Is It About?
While common transformers perform the function of regulating voltage and current between different power supplies, Sensformer will now also deliver additional data on the operating status of drives to the cloud, where applications analyze their performance.
The device is equipped with sensors that can measure the oil temperature, oil level and winding current on the low voltage side in real time. It has a GPS transmitter to determine the position of the unit with high accuracy. The data collected by the transformer is transmitted to the cloud via an Ethernet connection or GSM communications.
Siemens intends to create a decentralized, decarbonized two-flow energy network using distributed general ledger technology, which the corporate giant has called the “Internet of Energy (IoE)”.
Robert Klaffus, senior vice president of digital network systems Siemens, said:
“We need a decentralized and then a digitalized energy system because, at the end of the day, it is about having a future on this planet for our next generation.”
Klaffus also said that the single flow energy system that runs from the operator to the consumer should be changed to a double flow system where energy can be “traded back to the grid.”
Caring For The Environment
In these times, it is more necessary than ever to establish an industrial and technological ecosystem to sustain a habitable planet for future generations. That is why Siemens sees a future in which the energy system is decentralized and powered by renewable sources, such as wind and solar.
Blockchain technology can help create a reliable system that can handle complex energy flows with great accuracy, along with the Internet of Things.