Constantly rising consumption of active customers & electric vehicles and unpredictable electricity production, especially from renewable sources, has an increasing impact on the electric power system stability.
The high unpredictability of the consumption and production of electricity have been influenced by the accelerated digitization and electrification as a result of the active reduction of carbon footprint in all areas.
For the stable operation of the power grid, continuous carbon footprint reduction and optimal system balancing on the energy market, we require a solution that enables the active inclusion of all types energy sources with easy connectivity between energy loads and distributed energy resources.
One of the most reliable solutions at today’s energy market is GemaLogic Flexibility solutions for Virtual Power Plants and Demand Response in industry and households/residential buildings.
GemaLogic helps to control the Distributed Energy Resources and flexible loads that can adapt their energy production or energy consumption. Among the most distributed energy resources in the most general sense, we can classify these as a renewable energy source, energy providers, energy consumers, active end-users (households, industry or business customers) which can reduce or increase their energy consumption at a given moment.
Combining the latest use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support the power system, microgrid, smart industries or smart buildings, GemaLogic provides:
- demand response,
- ancillary services,
- peak shaving,
- load control
- load shifting
- system balancing
with solutions of monitoring, control, forecasting and optimizing the management of all energy sources and flexible loads.
Main areas of application:
- Virtual Power Plants (solutions for providing support to providers of balancing services to provide a frequency restoration reserve to the transmission system operator),
- Demand Response as flexible management of electricity consumption in the industry (solutions for managing the consumption of electricity according to external sources, eg. from the virtual power plant site or local optimization of the electricity network)
- Demand Response as a flexible management of the consumption of household or small business buildings (solutions for the needs of controlling a critical peak tariff or load shifting).
Virtual power plants
The scope of the GemaLogic Flexibility for the Virtual Power Plant solution (VPP) is designed to provide system services, such as providing support for the Frequency Restoration Reserve (FRR) to the Transmission System Operator using the Demand-Response sources and Distributed Energy Resources. All sources are connecting to the GemaLogic Flexibility software solution through the communication devices and different protocols, where aggregation, control, optimization, management, forecasting, activation of all or individual sources are carried out. The GemaLogic Flexibility solution is thus intended for future aggregators or electricity suppliers.
Demand Response and flexible energy management in industry
For the needs of flexible energy management, in the framework of the pilot demonstration projects so-called “DEUP” in steel industry and the pilot demonstration projects in the glass industry we expanded the GemaLogic Flexibility tool with the functionality of Demand Response and flexible energy management in industry (Glass – Steklarna Hrastnik and Steel – SIJ). The GemaLogic Flexibility for Demand Response allows local aggregation of flexible loads, integration between local energy management systems and aggregation platforms, production forecasts, optimization of management, peak shaving, load shifting, optimization and support for the purchase of electricity at the level of the industry.
Demand Response and flexible energy management in residential buildings/households
In the context of Slovenian-Japanese cooperation in the field of smart grids, of the NEDO project, we have developed a Demand Response Control System (DRCS) management tool for the distribution network operator for the needs of reducing critical peak tariff (CPT) and for the transmission system operator for the needs of system balancing (SB) as support for the electric power system .
Functionalities of GemaLogic Flexibility Platfrom:
- Forecasting models
- Demand Response
- System Balancing
- Frequency Restoration Reserve
- Schedule Management
- Load Shifting
- Peak Shaving
- Asset management
- Ancillary services
- Weather Forecast
- Consumption Forecast
- Production Forecast
- Energy accounting
GemaLogic Flexibility solutions could be provided as a Service (Software-as-a-Service) or as the cloud solution with installation on-premises in your or our cloud.