White Paper

Industrial companies are often characterized by high consumption of electrical and thermal energy. In Germany, for such large-scale consumers a special electrical power measurement is mandatory for the connection to the supply grid. Depending on this measurement, the energy expense report of such consumers also includes the costs for the maximum power beside the energy, which is different to the billing of small consumers. In particular, when energy storages are used the power shape can be influenced with respect to these specific feature. This paper presents storage operating strategy, which is designed with respect to these special features of "industrial microgrids" to provide a high reduction of the total supply costs of the company. The used methodology is based on the theory of Model Predictive Control and offers a high degree of flexibility and expandability.


  1. Introduction
  2. Strategies for Storage Operation
    1. Separate Objective
    2. Combined Objective
  3. Possible Upgrades
  4. Results
  5. Conclusion
  6. Literature

White Paper Mehrziel-Speicherbetriebsstrategie für industrielle Microgrids


S. Kempen
AEG Power Solutions GmbH Emil-Siepmann-Str. 32 D-59581 Warstein-Belecke, Germany

T. Vogt, A. Peters, N. Fröhleke, J. Böcker
Power Electronics and Electrical Drives University of Paderborn, D-33095 Paderborn, Germany,