26 Islands – The Central Role of Energy Management System in Maldives’ Energy Transition
DHYBRID has implemented a series of PV-Diesel-Battery systems on 26 islands in the Maldives. The DHYBRID Universal Power Platform, a smartgrid control and Energy Management system, is the central element in these projects, controlling and monitoring each of the hybrid systems and the interaction of PV systems, Li-Ion battery storage systems and the diesel generators.
Based in Munich Germany, Tom Fricke works as Project Manager for the Microgrid Integrator Company DHYBRID Power Systems GmbH. With a particular focus on projects in Africa, he leads microgrid projects that require the combination of different power generation technologies along with storage systems. Tom holds a master degree in power engineering has over 5 years of experience in the renewable energy sector.