The increasing degree of decentralization in energy generation but also the objectives in the area of energy efficiency and energy saving have an impact in the area of network infrastructure. A variety of tools will be needed in the future to limit this impact. One of it can be making storage heating more flexible.
Tested in a pilot project storage heating allows as much flexibility and potential for load transfer by any supplier as needed, whilst avoiding local overloads in the distribution grid. Implementation of the pilot’s concept, with due respect to network-usefulness, takes place in the form of utilisation factors (UF). These representing the load limit of the respective network section, within which potential suppliers can operate freely and shift energy consumption.
EnBW has developed and tested this coherent concept, suitable for mass marketization, to increase flexibility potentials.
- The Focus is on an efficient interaction between regulated and market areas.
- Based on the principles of the grid traffic light system
- The implemented flexibility approach can also be used in principle for many more applications e.g. batteries, power to X.
Learn how it was done technically, what it is about utilisation factors, what adjustments of the regulatory system are required and how customers responded to the pilot.