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    powerMAX Control Systems

    Scalable Solutions for Microgrid, Industrial, and Utility Applications


    SEL powerMAX Power Management and Control Systems prevent electric power system blackouts. The powerMAX algorithms are proprietary libraries that run on the SEL Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) platform. powerMAX Systems are used for microgrids, military forward-operating bases, industrial power management, and utility special protection systems. They are installed and operational throughout the world today. We provide powerMAX Systems as comprehensive solutions, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing, robust cybersecurity systems, and full integration to your existing protective relays.

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    Key Offerings

    • Load shedding
    • Generation control
    • Load management
    • Synchronization
    • Automatic islanding
    • Volt/VAR optimization
    • Islanded and grid-connected operation
    • SCADA
    • Metering and monitoring
    • Redundant architectures
    • Complete cybersecurity
    • Engineering toolsets
    • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing

    Service Offerings


    Power Management for Industrials

    SEL powerMAX solutions for industries protect against blackouts with advanced technology that revolutionizes protection and control for islanded/nonislanded power systems. 


    Special Protection Schemes for Utilities

    SEL powerMAX remedial action scheme (RAS) solutions are commonly used by utilities for wide-area monitoring, control, and integration of large wind power stations in transmission systems. 


    Microgrid Controls

    SEL microgrid control systems are efficient, reliable, and secure solutions for guaranteeing uninterrupted energy delivery to your facility and customers. 


    Security Services

    SEL cybersecurity services help customers assess, support, and develop control system security infrastructure. Our services support NERC CIP standards as well as other security standards and regulations. SEL personnel have multidisciplinary experience in substations, control systems, and information security and maintain multiple industry security certifications. 



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