Smart Micro Grid Campus Project Belecke

The “SMART MICRO GRID” is one of the future sub-elements of the SMART GRID. These are cells of a couple of MW (e.g. for villages, a part of a town or for industrial plants.) Its main characteristic is the medium voltage and low voltage level for energy distribution. SMART MICRO GRID may include renewable sources, energy storage and an intelligent distribution system with energy flow management carried out by intelligent power electronic devices balancing both load and source. A business case was completed for the topic “SMART MICRO GRID for small and medium enterprises.” AEG PS has started setting up a demonstration installation at its factory in Belecke, including PV Installations, combined heat & power station, battery energy storage and energy management.

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Presentation: Industrial Microgrids

Author: Thorsten Vogt

Language: German

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The future of the company compound in Warstein-Belecke  

  1. The factory will be powered with ecologically-friendly utility grid energy.

  2. A power-to-gas device will convert electrical energy into gas, which will be burned in a combined heat and power plant.  The gas is planned to serve as a store of energy, which can later be fed into the utility grid during dips in solar energy production. A gas station pump for cars and trucks will also be possible.

  3. The combined heat and power plant will convert the electrical power at an efficiency of 90%.

  4. The parking lot's solar cells will deliver additional energy, which can be fed into the utility grid after it has been converted into AC power.

  5. Ultra-high efficiency inverters from AEG Power Solutions will convert the solar energy into AC power.

  6. An electrical energy store will smooth out short-term power fluctuations in the solar farm. An energy management system based on the PV.500 inverter will control this process.
 
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The combined heat and power plant converts the gas into electrical and thermal power at an efficiency of 90%.

 

CO2 savings of 1.900 tons per year

The parking lot‘s solar cells wih a power of 250 kWp + 80 kWp delivers electrical energy, which is fed into the grid, stored in batteries or converted into gas.

 

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Ultra-high efficiency inverters from AEG Power Solutions convert the solar energy into AC power.

  • An electrical energy storage will smooth out short-term power fluctuations in the solar farm.
  • An energy management system based on the PV.500 inverter will control this process.
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