Germany’s Digsilent to Boost Power Coop. With Iran
German power software and consulting company Digsilent has voiced readiness to boost cooperation with Iran in power grid management.
To discuss the company’s abilities and potential in offering consulting services, Iran Grid Management Company, an Energy Ministry subsidiary, hosted Digsilent’s Managing Director Flavio Fernandez in the capital Tehran, Shana reported.
Digsilent GmbH is a German company providing highly specialized services to electrical power systems for transmission, distribution and generation, as well as industrial plants and renewable energies.
During the meeting, attended by the German company’s representative in Iran, officials mulled over using Digsilent’s services in the country’s power industry.
According to the Energy Ministry’s website, Digsilent’s most renowned product PowerFactory software had, 10 years ago, been purchased by Iran, which was also used under the sanctions regime.
PowerFactory is a leading integrated power system analysis software covering the full range of standard and highly sophisticated applications.
Subjects, including the company’s training services, which are provided to over 110 countries, as well as other fields such as planning and exploitation, maintenance, control and dispatching, monitoring systems, grid code studies, smart networks, power plant performance testing, network recovery and also renewable energies, were discussed in the meeting.
About a year ago, the company had expressed, in a letter to the Energy Ministry, its keenness to increase cooperation with Iran’s power sector.
On Monday, the ministry’s Niroo Research Institute also signed a memorandum of understanding with Dresden University of Technology for increasing bilateral relations.
Based on the MoU, the German university is scheduled to hold an educational workshop on the management of research and financial resources for the personnel of the Energy Ministry and institute in November in Tehran.
Drawing on their longstanding presence in a wide range of sectors in Iran, German firms have been among the first to plan for the resumption of their engagement in the Iranian energy sector after the country sealed a historic nuclear deal with world powers last year.
Germany has sent 13 business delegations to Iran after the July 14 nuclear deal, according to Trade Promotion Organization of Iran. Bahman Niki , managing director of Hormozgan Power Generation Management Company, said last month that German engineering giant Siemens will cooperate in the expansion of Bandar Abbas Thermal Power Plant in the southern Hormozgan Province.
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission.