THE MANAGEMENT OF THE USERS’ ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION (DEMAND REPONSE CONTROL SYSTEM)
Project name: “The management of the users’ electrical energy consumption (demand response control system)”.
A short description of the project:
Solvera Lynx coordinates one of the 4 project parts, namely WG3, in which we collaborate with the energy distribution company Elektro Maribor, EIMV, TECES, the Local Energy Agency of Ptuj, Creative Laboratory and more than 800 creative household users who are taking part in the Move the Consumption project (www.premakni-porabo.si). The target of this project is to check the opportunities for electrical energy consumption management (Demand Response) of users during the high energy period.
In this project, Solvera Lynx provides software development, development of the electrical energy consumption management system (Demand Response Control System) and coordinates the installation of LoRaWAN wireless communication devices for direct disconnection and the equipment for the energy consumption management in households (Home Energy Management System) of two Slovenian providers, Entia and Robotina.
The systemic (smart) meters are included in the advanced measurement system and enable the system operator to perform advanced services. With appropriate incentives it could be accomplished that users become actively included in the consumption adjustment programs and thus contribute to the reduction of investment costs in electricity network expansion.
By entering the customisation consumption scheme, approved by the Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, the users become active users on the territory of 10 municipalities on the right bank of the Drava River, who are covered by the distribution transformer station (RTP) and who are already involved in the advanced measurement system. At the same time, these users will also be part of an important international project that involves both Slovenian and Japanese companies and that will provide guidance for the development of advanced tariffs for all of Slovenia. The project includes the following municipalities: Cirkulane, Hajdina, Kidričevo, Majšperk, Makole, Podlehnik, Ptuj, Starše, Videm and Žetale.
The Slovenian and Japanese project allows reliable supply, presents an opportunity for the domestic industry, and based on the obtained experience it will provide guidance for all of Slovenia.