With the continued growth of renewables on the grid, network operators find it increasingly challenging to balance supply and demand dynamically.
The evolution towards Smart Renewables is accomplished in two ways:
But PV plant owners don’t need to wait for the launch of these new services; already today, controllability can result in a significant return due to the increased incidence of negative imbalance prices. The ability to reduce the output of a PV site in real time based on imbalance prices can significantly increase the value of the energy produced.
To allow PV plant owners to unlock the value of flexibility, Mind4Energy developed a new PV plant control system: Mind4Energy MINT®.
Mind4Energy MINT® offers PV Data Acquisition and Power Plant Control (PPC) based on industrial quality PLC hardware.
It allows to dynamically control the output of the PV plant based on control commands from grid operators, energy traders, flexibility aggregators or as part of a Virtual Power Plant.
With the Mind4Energy PPC, a solar plant is ready to participate in the energy market of the future.