A complete solution based on a modular approach.
Grid topology study
Grid topology study: the initial request of additional power supply in your grid comes always from a specific location, e.g. initiated by a large transport company that moves from diesel to electricity as primary energy source for their busses, therefor a location specific grid study must be executed with your asset management department. together we will analyse:
- the grid configuration
- the normal grid operation modes
- scenarios of alternative supply options (n-1)
- the safety margin
- the capacity limits of assets such as cables, overhead lines, transformers, etc.
Deployment of the solution
All you need to do is a few selected measurement points via a secure link (sftp and other interfaces available). Our production server will compute the forecast of additional power and send this information to your customer for local energy control.
After setup, testing and approval, you get full access to the forecast data and the event lists. Also, your energy user can access their power forecast and manage their energy using processes accordingly.
Statistical historical data analysis
after the grid topology study, we will look into the historical consumption data, typically quarter-hourly, for a number of years and we will estimate the possible additional power at certain moments. These data are used to train our predictive model that we will tune according to the local consumption profiles.
Together and based on the previous steps, we will apply the safety margin according to the limits you decide to apply.
Local Energy Controller
If required, we can deploy a local energy controller, including peak-shaving functionality on-premise of your customer.
Our solution also includes the necessary monitoring and failsafe mechanisms required to propose a smooth operation under all conditions.
An award for our Gridflex solution!
Nexxtlab and the bus company “Voyages Emile Weber” have won the Sustainability Award 2021 of the renowned trade magazine Busplaner and Messe Berlin.
Gridflex is used at Voyages Emile Weber to get more performance out of the existing infrastructure. Intelligence instead of copper ensures that the network operator Creos Luxembourg provides the bus company with up to 3 MW of power instead of the conventionally possible 2 MW.
How to start ?
We can propose you different models of deployment and services:
- in house: you host the application in your IT environment and you activate different grid segment under the control of feederflex
- As a service: for specific targeted segments, we can provides you a complete environment and grid segments.