Avacon, under the project ‘Energy Platform Twistringen’ is carrying out a field test in the German State of Niedersachsen with the aim of supplying power sustainably and as far as possible, independently of the public utility grid. It involves the delivery by Rolls-Royce to Avacon Netz GmbH of a 20-ft mtu battery container with 1,000 kWh capacity.
February 25, 2021. By News Bureau
Avacon, under the project named ‘Energy Platform Twistringen’ is carrying out a field test in the German State of Niedersachsen with the aim of supplying power sustainably and as far as possible, independently of the public utility grid.
As part of the project, it involves the delivery by Rolls-Royce to Avacon Netz GmbH of a 20-ft mtu battery container with 1,000 kWh capacity and 800 kVA output.
Cordelia Thielitz, head of the Microgrid Solutions division in the Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, explained: “The mtu EnergyPack stores the electrical power generated from whatever source and makes it available to the energy community as and when required. That makes it possible to cover a large part of the energy demand using electrical power generated from renewables, thereby saving on fossil fuels. In other words, batteries can be deployed in different energy landscapes and they also enable existing energy systems to be enhanced with up-to-date technologies.”
The project is supported by PlatOne (PLATform for Operation of Distribution Networks), a consortium of energy grid partners funded by the EU.
For grid operators such as Avacon, the rising demand for electricity and the call for climate-neutral, effective power generation are a challenge. It is important to develop new solutions and one of them might be the formation of local energy communities that obtain their electricity from wind turbines, solar panels, and generator sets.
Avacon is exploring how such an energy community could produce, store and consume electrical power in the current pilot project. The key goal of the Mtu EnergyPack would be to fill the gap between the fluctuating availability of renewable energy and the local grid energy requirements of households and businesses.
The project will receive as much locally generated electrical power as possible by means of an intelligent control system combined with the mtu EnergyPack.
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