Profitability, sustainability, self-sufficiency – achieve your energy transition goals by intelligently managing your storage system.
The ability to store self-generated electricity is key to achieving your energy transition goals. In this context, the level of profitability in using your storage system is based on your specific requirements and goals, and significantly depends on smart management. The management scenarios described below can be combined to address your specific needs.
Smart management scenarios for your storage system
Benefit from electricity generated by your photovoltaic system in off-peak times, i.e., in the morning and evening to effectively save energy costs. This dynamic loading of your storage system is achieved by creating photovoltaic generation forecasts in combination with dynamic load control.
Your total energy costs will be significantly reduced by combining your photovoltaic and storage system and controlling electricity-consuming appliances like charging stations for electric vehicles or heat pumps. Beyond that, the costly expansion of the network is avoided by capping peak loads, and the price per kilowatt stays the same or will even drop.
In the event of network failure, photovoltaic systems will only continue to operate and supply electricity when combined with a storage system. Depending on your needs, we will either select a storage system for delivering backup electricity, supplying uninterruptible power supply – which is specifically important in manufacturing – or an island-capable storage system.
We select and install a storage system for stabilizing the network in case there is not enough or too much electricity in the network. This will ultimately reduce your total electricity costs. Accordingly, §14a of the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) requires electricity providers to charge a reduced usage fee if there is a temporary or permanent technical way of taking off electricity-consuming appliances like heat pumps from the network, either temporarily or systematically.
Businesses and consumers with low electricity consumption (<100,000 kWh) pay fixed electricity prices per kilowatt-hour. Those businesses that consume high levels of electricity will be charged a combination of network connection capacity and electricity consumption. As a company, you will strongly benefit from fluctuating electricity prices on the electricity market. Take advantage of these mechanisms by using a storage system which charges when electricity prices are low.
Digital Energy Solutions‘ gateway controls your storage system
The central control unit used for our storage systems is the Digital Energy Solutions gateway. This gateway uses data accumulated at the interface between energy generating systems, consumers, storage systems and the electricity network to create and implement roadmaps for different management scenarios supported by the Smart Energy Backbone. This enables the highly efficient management of your storage system.
Features of the Digital Energy Solutions gateway
Transparency of energy flows in your company
Control over storage systems and flexible electricity-consuming appliances like electric vehicles and heat pumps
Smooth and secure data flow between end devices and the Smart Energy Backend
Increased sustainability thanks to open software architecture