Use Case description
Barcelona is one of the biggest cities of Spain. The electrical consumption of the city is very high, but the demanded power and the electricity price vary a lot. In Catalonia the RES penetration is very high and lots of windfarms close to the city. A problem currently suffered by wind farms is the difficulty to enlarge the wind power installation, in most cases, due to the lack of electrical evacuation and consequently shutdowns happen. On the local consumption side, the Claror Cartagena sports centre is one of the city owned sports centres managed by the Claror foundation. The Claror Cartagena is a sports centre with 1500 users per day which was involved in on-going Smart City project (SCC-01 Lighthouse project) “GrowSmarter” participated by GNF. Several interesting energy saving measures will be implemented in this centre, including monitoring equipment and a Building Energy Management System (BEMS). W&V smart meters and KiSENSE will be introduced to the current system.
Smart tools will be developed on the specific site of high energy demand, in order to carry out Demand Response optimisation. Alongside, additional storage solutions (thermal) or (electrical) the use of distributed Li-Ion batteries will be addressed along with the analysis of the capability of distributed end-user energy storage facilities to help the grid penetration of RES. Following windfarm signals the storage facilities can be operated to reduce RES shutdowns and help in the windfarm power evacuation in repowered windfarms. Such a solution can be replicated in any open public high energy consuming building.