Renewables for industryProject REALM: Renewable Energy and Load Management
The Renewable Energy and Load Management (REALM) project is a feasibility study to assess the capacity of customers to develop load flexibility in combination with renewable energy: how can electricity customers optimise and integrate variable renewable energy, battery and thermal storage, demand-controls and energy efficiency to create low-cost demand-side flexibility.
Many standard agribusiness loads such as:
- pumps and mechanical drives,
- feedstock processing and storage
- cooling and refrigeration systems hold potential for load management combined with rooftop or ground mounted solar in agribusiness.
hold potential for load management combined with rooftop or ground mounted solar in agribusiness.
By installing or upgrading demand control software, your business can use stored power at high demand times for reducing network tariffs based on monthly demand peaks or consumption during peak price periods.
Businesses can get more value from existing solar PV systems and install more panels without exporting surplus power to the grid for low rates.