Tools to design and operate your Smart Energy System
BACHER ENERGIE AG provides expertise supported by tools to understand, design and operate Smart Energy SystemsA Smart Energy System is an energy system with electricity networks as backbone integrated with (in the longer-term future) CO2-neutral or CO2-free gases, heating and cooling devices and networks and their user actions. It can intelligently integrate the actions of all users connected to it - consumers, generators and those that do both (prosumers) - in order to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure energy supplies.
The Energy system 2050: A low-carbon, secure, reliable, resilient, accessible, cost-efficient, and market energy and renewables investment based energy system supplying the energy needs to all of society at local citizen community and - where economically beneficial - pan-European level. It paves the way for a fully carbon-neutral circular economy by the year 2050, while maintaining and extending global industrial leadership in energy systems during the energy transition.
The Energy system transition: The path towards 2050 via the intermediate milestone year 2030 shall be adequately planned and executed by means of a sequence of targets and milestones and the progressive implementation of functionalities that will enable the transformation. These functionalities will range across the energy system value chain (from electricity generation to energy storage, transmission, distribution and end-use of electricity and heating and cooling), its stakeholders (from the customer, to the market, network and service operators), its different vectors (from electricity to gas, heating and cooling, transport, water etc.) and the related non-technical issues (legislation, regulation, markets etc.).
Case 1: Invest in the minimum capacities and undertake minimum cost local operation of a Smart Energy System for a prosumer or a citizen energy community, connected to the electricity grid.Make the investments in a given number of investment periods (e.g. Three 10-year investment periods) until 2050 where the last one assumes a CO2-neutral energy system with PV, Wind, Batteries only (no CO2-emissions any more). For each investment period, determine the lowest-cost additional PV, Battery and Heating and Cooling storage capacity (assume same additional capacity in each investment period to spread realisation challenges), determine the amount of energy to be bought from the market and from own remote Wind generation capacity, determine the maximum used grid capacity for the used Wind generator and the bought market energy. Once these Smart Energy system design-parameters are determined, provide a rational how to control the Battery and Heating and Cooling storage charging and discharging and how to use the PV and Wind energy assuming slightly variable demand and predicted weather-dependent PV and wind generation.
The free test version assumes a given hourly electricity demand profile, a given monthly heating and cooling demand profile, given weather-dependent PV and Wind generation profiles. Prices for buying market energy are assumed to be constant per year and given.
The commercial version allows you to consider YOUR hourly electriticy demand profile, YOUR monthly heating and cooling demand profile, YOUR weather-dependent PV and Wind generation profiles and your assumption about specific costs for any type of storage, PV, Wind, market energy and grid use. Also, together with BACHER ENERGIE AG, you can modify further assumptions based on your particular case.
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