E.ON is the work package leader of WP8. Within this work package, E.ON and its partner RWTH Aachen work on two demos located in Sweden.
Demo 4a is located in the city of Malmö and demo 4b is located in the small village of Simris.
With the demo 4a, E.ON is testing DSR applications and cross-carrier synergies by utilizing the flexibility given in the thermal inertia of a building’s envelope and of thermal grids (heating/cooling). Based on fluctuating renewable energy production profiles, innovative ways of steering thermal assets are explored in order to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources.
Within the demo 4b, E.ON demonstrates that demand response technologies within a local energy system can increase the hosting capability of energy sourced from renewable sources (PV and wind) by using field-proven and currently market available technologies. Therefore, the small community of Simris will be be supplied mainly by a wind turbine and a solar farm within an islandable microgrid. By innovative steering of residential customer assets like household batteries, heatpumps, e-chargers and hot tap water boilers, necessary flexibilities are leveraged to increase the penetration of renewables i.e. the self-consumption of the local community.
5 MAIN USE CASES
The use-cases 1-2 are carried out within demo 4a (Malmö), whereby the use-cases 3-5 are explored within demo 4b (Simris).
Evaluates how different energy carriers can support the integration of renewables by testing the available flexibility given in the thermal inertia of a building’s envelope and in the thermal inertia of thermal grids (heating and cooling). This evaluation will be conducted via a technical trial with several existing buildings in Malmö.
Evaluates cross-energy-carrier synergies by simulating the available flexibility given in the operation of large power2heat assets and the respective thermal inertia of thermal grids (heating and cooling).
Tests and validates the operation of demand-side-response technologies within a microgrid that is purely sourced by renewable energy sources (RES). Key element of this use-case is the integration of a demand-side-response platform on residential household level to leverage necessary flexibilities and support the integration of renewable energy.
Demonstrates and validates the ability of a peer-to-peer market platform to facilitate increased consumer participation within the micro grid by offering direct incentives to elicit an ‘active’ demand side response and thereby increasing grid-friendly consumption/production behavior.
Aims at increasing grid automation. On the one hand it aims at testing the ability of a DSO to observe and steer the operations of a micro grid in response to distribution level network constraints, therein calling on a flexible response from the micro grid. On the other hand it aims at fully automatizing the response of the DSR assets, in order to guarantee comfort and minimize customer´s behavior change.