LINK-Paradigm is the cornerstone of the holistic technical and market model of smart power systems. It reorganizes the management of the grid, electricity production, energy storage facilities and consumers by dividing the whole system into clearly defined units, so called "Links", each with its own control system and well-defined interfaces to their neighboring units and the market. This allows a simple and more automated electricity industry, while offering more stability and the resolution of data privacy issues.
LINK-Technology backs up the unified LINK-based architecture of smart power systems. One of its main elements, the Grid-Link, operates as a single autonomous system and provides the required flexibility through the secondary control. It presents itself as a single controlled unit, which meets local needs for reliability and security by respecting the requirements of the neighboring Grid-Links.
LINK-Solution guaranties a sustainable, reliable, and reasonable power supply security for all customers – i.e. urban-, rural-, commercial-, industrial consumers, etc. – by taking into account the preservation of data privacy and minimising the cyberattack risk. Existing infrastructures are fully utilized, thus causing capital expenditures to be postponed. In addition, the greenhouse gas emission is reduced by the smooth integration of distributed energy resources.
LINK-Solution allows the execution of all smart power systems operation processes, including load-frequency balance, voltage assessment, demand response, etc. Therefore the peak load and the conservation voltage reduction processes can be applied easily. Each customer can supply its electricity surplus into the grid at the current market price.
LINK-Solution supports the smooth separation or islanding of Grid-Links to work autarkic and to reconnect with the others as needed. Moreover, in the recovery operation mode, it favors the fast supply of the load by drastically reducing the recovery time.