Use Case description
The pilot site is a farm called “Il Moggio” located in Terni municipality; it is at present a stand-alone grid already in operation. In accordance with CIGRE definition, Microgrids are electricity distribution systems containing loads and distributed energy resources, which can be operated in a controlled, coordinated way either connected to the main power network or islanded. This means that “Il Moggio” microgrid is definitely compliant with this definition, since it comprises a significant amount of distributed generation: a 30 kWp rated PV plant, two 31 kVA – 25 kWt biomass Combined Heat Power (CHP) generators; in addition, electric storage consists of 50 lead batteries responsible for managing distributed generators without curtailments.
In this pilot, the Energy Storage pillar is focused on the optimisation of the microgrid distributed generation (PV and CHP) by means of a battery storage system. The optimisation aims both at maximising microgrid self-consumption during normal operation of the distribution grid and at supporting the grid in case of surplus of power or local congestions.
From an environmental point of view, it will be evaluated how a proper energy management can increase green energy consumption. From an economic point of view, an improvement of savings due to flexibility’s supply is expected. At this level, a proper flexibility assessment will be established.
The main goals and challenges of this pilot are: demonstrating a business model based on a flexibility as a service, exploiting and optimising the flexibility and increasing microgrid self-consumption.
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