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.
Food operations are often characterised by the need to keep products cool, both day and night, to prevent food from spoiling. Opportunities for flexibility with cooling depends on upper and lower allowable set points and humidity tolerances. Identifying flexible loads involves identifying the envelope of allowable conditions and buffer elements in the system.