Renewables for industryProject REALM: Renewable Energy and Load Management
Fact Sheet: Renewable Energy & Load Management – for Manufacturing (PDF 300KB)
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.
High daytime loads and increasing automation in the manufacturing industry provide opportunites for load flexibility. A focus on services to the manufacturing process such as heating or cooling, or compressed air can yield storage elements already in situ in many manufacturing settings.