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Closing gaps in the neighbourhood energy system

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Creating smart neighbourhoods

Today, smart charging means charging when the power price is low, without regard to the local situation.

In short, central market mechanisms don't necessarily solve local problems. They might, in fact, make them worse.

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We believe local problems are best solved locally. We work with energy retailers, smart home providers, charging point operators, EV manufacturers, battery operators, local grid operators and other relevant partners to close the gaps in the neighbourhood energy system.

Thousands of electric vehicle owners being individually smart by acting in the same way is highly problematic for the local network operator.

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Local grid operators are offered available flexibility, to manage their risk while utilising the existing capacity. The contributor of energy resources will, in turn, be compensated for offering the flexibility.

This is creating smart neighbourhoods.

Background

The energy systems of tomorrow will grow much more complex due to intermittent renewable energy and distributed production and storage.

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Millions of small-scale energy assets

By 2030, there will be 200 million small-scale energy assets in Europe. This includes rooftop solar, small wind and hydro, biomass and geothermal power, as well as storage such as electric vehicles and residential water heaters.

This is a conscious transition with broad political backing. There is no turning back.

These distributed energy resources can facilitate a more intelligent use of the power grid, but we need more intelligent energy systems to handle this complexity.

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The alternative is massive investment in infrastructure to handle the increasing complexity.

Based on decades of experience supplying power generation planning and optimisation software to leading European power utilities, Volue is taking a leadership position in this market!

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Changemakers: How Volue Will Help Power and Car Companies Tap Into Distributed Energy Resources

Over the next months, Kjetil Storset and his team will use Volue’s massive knowledge of the power market to build tools that accelerate the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to better utilize the existing power grid infrastructure.

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