Our grid and battery management software enables the seamless cooperation of generation and batteries.
We developed three key components to enable current grids to use up to 100 percent renewable energy – whether a step by step or in a one-off transition:
Power Management – more power from wind and sun
To raise the annual share of renewable energy in closed grids even without storage, our software constantly determines the maximum ratio of regenerative feed-in to conventional generation. To that end, it takes into account current power demand and generation and matches it to the dynamic qualities of the existing fossil-fuel-based power plants.
All software elements use standardized interfaces, enabling an easy future expansion of the system with Younicos battery power plants. This allows existing grids to transition to renewable generation step-by-step.
Battery power plant management – many blocks, one power plant
Our software manages the interplay of grid-forming inverters and batteries, allowing them to provide critical system services. The inverters work in parallel: several grid-forming inverters operate with no additional communication structures required. They „inform each other“ solely via the grid frequency. This is unique in Megawatt-scale power grids.
Our software also regulates the team play of several batteries and calibrates batteries in operation. The software assigns the electrical demand on the battery power plant to the individual AC-batteries in such a manner that only a homogenous battery system is visible from the outside. It also optimizes the lifetime of the batteries. This also allows us to combine different battery technologies and to optimize their joint use.