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Curtailment

Remote via API or locally via a controller

Curtailment with Smartgrid One

While we all embrace more and more sustainably generated energy, we also face challenges, such as keeping the energy grid in balance. A direct consequence of this is that we are now experiencing negative energy prices, causing high costs for owners of production installations. A solution to this is 'curtailment'.

 

What does curtailment mean? Curtailment is all about matching energy supply and demand. At times of extreme sun or wind, when too much energy is generated compared to demand, the energy grid can become unbalanced, resulting in energy prices becoming negative and you paying for energy production. To prevent this, producers of green energy, such as wind turbines and solar parks, can temporarily reduce their production. Curtailment is all about matching energy supply and demand. At times of extreme sun or wind, when too much energy is generated compared to demand, the energy grid can become unbalanced, resulting in energy prices becoming negative and you paying for energy production. To prevent this, producers of green energy, such as wind turbines and solar parks, can temporarily reduce their production.

 

Eniris' Role The Role of Eniris Eniris is a pioneer in the use of curtailment. We predict the energy production of producers in real-time and, if necessary, apply curtailment to avoid overproduction. Eniris developed two products for this purpose: Eniris Remote Curtailment and smart grid controller. With Eniris Remote Curtailment you can curtail your installation without hardware, with the smart grid controller you have a device that can also read your energy meters and control other energy technologies.

 

Eniris Remote Curtailment

Eniris Remote Curtailment is an online service that allows solar installations to be controlled remotely via an API. What makes this such a unique solution is that market data, specifically the Epex spot market and the imbalance market, are used to decide when and how much an installation should be reduced

Advantages

  1. No Physical Interventions Traditional curtailment may require technicians to go to the installation site to make adjustments and install a device. With Eniris, customers can avoid this completely, saving time and costs.
  2. Cost savings: By responding intelligently to the Epex spot market and imbalance market, companies can benefit from favorable prices, which can lead to significant savings in the long term.

How does it work?

The Eniris Remote Curtailment is part of the Eniris Solar platform. This platform is connected to the solar installations via an API. Based on the market data it receives, the system's algorithm makes decisions about when and how much to curtail a particular installation. These decisions are then executed automatically.


The Smartgrid Controller

What is the Smart Grid Controller?

The Smartgrid Controller is a device that can be directly connected to various energy equipment (such as inverters, batteries, heat pumps, charging stations, energy meters, etc.) and manages them intelligently based on a chosen strategy. Curtailment is one of these strategies. When there are negative energy prices, the Smartgrid Controller will partially or completely reduce the output power of the solar installation.

More info?

Contact info@smartgridone.com

Curtailment by Bart Verheecke

Smartgrid One

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