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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 78397743, Entry date: 08/13/2013

Delivery Release for SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2

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With immediate effect, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 is available for delivery. As a full version, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 replaces its immediate predecessor, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP1. The sale of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP1ends with the availability of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2.  

SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 can be ordered as update package for the previously delivered version SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 (SP1) (order number 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX3).

1. What's new?

The product quality of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 has been further improved with Service Pack 2. Compared to SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP1 (see entry ID 61656992), the following important changes with respect to functionality and scope of delivery apply:

  • Support of WinCC V7.2
    SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 has been released for use with SIMATIC WinCC V7.2. SIMATIC WinCC V7.0 SP3 is still being supported.
  • Support of PCS 7 V8.0 SP1
    SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 has been released for use with SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP1. In addition, SIMATIC PCS 7 V7.1 SP4 is also supported.
  • Support of PCS 7 V8.0 SP2
    SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 has been released for use with PCS 7 V8.0 SP2.The installation of Update 1 for Powerrate V4.0 SP2 is mandatory in this case; it can be downloaded at entry ID 89255803
  • Release of virtualization
    SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 has been released for use in virtual operating environments under VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V. The released configurations depend on the relevant releases for virtualization of the basic systems SIMATIC WinCC / PCS 7

In the case of a migration using S7-300 and WinCC to the improved data interface, archive data can be lost.
To avoid a loss of data, please read FAQ entry 60307962.


2. Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements for SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP1

SIMATIC powerrate can be employed with PCS 7 or WinCC SCADA. For the installation, the hardware requirements of the respective products apply:

  • PCS 7
  • STEP 7 and WinCC SCADA

Released CPUs - SIMATIC powerrate with PCS 7 is released for:

  • S7-400 CPUs supported by PCS 7
  • WinAC RTX 2010 SP1

Released CPUs - SIMATIC powerrate with WinCC SCADA is released for:

  • S7-400
  • S7-300
    – SIMATIC S7 CPU 319-3 PN/DP from V2.5
    – SIMATIC S7 CPU 317-2 PN/DP from V2.6
    – SIMATIC S7 CPU 315-2 PN/DP from V3.1
    – SIMATIC ET200S CPU IM151-8 PN/DP from V3.2
    For S7-300 controllers we recommend a firmware version V3.x and higher. If the
    PROFIenergy I-Device blocks PR3_PE_RD_IDEV and PRE_PE_RD_IDEV are
    used, CPUs with a firmware version V3.2 and higher must be used.
  • WinAC RTX 2010 SP1


Software Requirements for SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2

SIMATIC powerrate can be employed with PCS 7 or WinCC SCADA. The following versions are released:

  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP1
  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP2 (only in conjunction with SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 Update 1)
  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V7.1 SP4
  • SIMATIC WinCC V7.2
  • SIMATIC WinCC V7.0 SP3 update 1 or higher

For the use with WinCC V7.0 SP3 or WinCC V7.2, the following installations are required:

  • WinCC Minimum installation
    Together with the WinCC minimum installation, the following options are also installed:
    – Basic Process Control
    – User Archives for load management and batch-related energy data acquisition
  • STEP 7

For the use of SIMATIC powerrate, WinCC has to run in the integrated operating mode with STEP 7.
The optionally supported STEP 7 editors CFC, SFC and SCL are not required for WinCC SCADA.

powerrate Reports is released for the following versions:

  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2003

powerrate Reports requires the following installation for the operation on a computer without WinCC:

  • Connectivity Pack / OpenPCS 7 Client Installation
  • OPC Core Components Redistributable

For the above operating systems and Microsoft Office products the specifications in the releases of the relevant WinCC and PCS 7 versions are applicable.


3. Ordering data

SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 for WinCC / PCS 7

Product Name

Order Number

SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2, ES + OS-Runtime 1) 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX0
SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2, Upgrade V3.x -> V4.0 SP2, ES + OS-RT 1) 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX4
SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2, Trial License (30 days) 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX7
SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2, Update V4.0 (SP1) -> V4.0 SP2 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX3

1) For the operation on a WinCC / PCS 7 OS stand-alone system or server and any number of automation systems. When using additional WinCC / PCS 7 OS stand-alone systems or servers, a license is required for each WinCC / PCS 7 OS stand-alone system or server.


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