The power of the ElectroFleet Community and the virtual power plant

Virtual power plant (VPP)

The power of the ElectroFleet Community and the virtual power plant

Our philosophy is “One for all – all for one”, and it forms the heart of our virtual power plant, the “ElectroFleet”. This unique power plant connects our customers to form a strong community that generates, stores, distributes and consumes electricity from renewable energies. Surplus energy flows both into the supply of our customers and into the energy markets.

ElectroFleet – virtual power plant

Our virtual power plant – a Germany-wide network of customer sites – creates a secure and stable energy supply for medium-sized companies. It consists of solar and wind power plants as well as battery storage systems. This not only gives our customers access to the latest developments in the field of renewable energies, but also allows them to benefit from our extensive expertise in energy generation, storage and trading. The symbol of this network is our logo, the sigma ­ŁÜ║, which stands for “the sum of all parts”. Together we create more value than the sum of our individual parts.

Building Grid 2.0: The future of energy supply

The future of energy supply lies in the reliability of renewable energies. ElectroFleet relies on a virtual power plant that is based exclusively on renewable energies. This control center feeds electricity into the grid if consumption increases unexpectedly. The energy comes from controllable systems such as wind and solar parks. These systems can quickly supply additional electricity when consumption increases and can be taken off the grid just as quickly when demand decreases. The more controllable systems are connected to the virtual power plant, the more reliably supply and demand can be balanced. We rely on innovative VPP systems.

The combination of battery storage systems and virtual power plants offers several advantages for the grid:

Firstly, they enable greater integration of renewable energy sources into the grid by offering the possibility of storing surplus energy generated during peak generation times.

Secondly, they improve grid stability by providing responsive frequency regulation services that help balance supply and demand in real time.

Finally, overall electricity costs are reduced as consumers have the option of storing energy at off-peak times when electricity is cheaper and using it at peak times when electricity is more expensive.

In conjunction with virtual power plants, battery storage systems mark a decisive step in the transformation of our energy grid. They enable more efficient integration of renewable energies, increase grid stability through responsive frequency control and optimize the cost structure by allowing consumers to store energy at cheaper times and use it at peak load times. These innovations play a key role on the way to a sustainable and economical energy supply.

Building blocks

PV systems

High-performance PV systems: We design and install customized photovoltaic systems that use solar energy to produce efficient and clean electricity.

Modern solar systems in a commercial environment must be able to deliver high performance while being reliable and low-maintenance. The costs for the system and its operation also play an important role, as electricity costs can account for a significant proportion of the total costs, especially in larger companies and industrial operations.

High efficiency is therefore an important requirement for modern solar energy systems in a commercial environment. The systems should be able to convert as much solar energy as possible into electricity in order to cover the company’s needs and reduce costs at the same time. The integration of energy storage systems can also play a role here in order to be able to use the self-generated electricity outside of sunlight hours if required.

The flexibility of the solar system is also important. Depending on the local conditions and the company’s individual requirements, it may make sense to build the system modularly or combine it with other renewable energy sources in order to achieve the highest possible energy efficiency.

In addition to technical performance, modern solar energy systems in a commercial environment must also comply with legal requirements and regulations. This includes, for example, compliance with environmental and safety standards as well as the fulfillment of reporting and approval obligations.

We work together with efficient partners who provide support in the selection and installation of solar systems.

Wind power

To cover peaks or risks due to weather-related power shortages, we replace the electricity produced by our photovoltaic systems with clean electricity from wind power. We have included wind power in our portfolio as it has a complementary production profile to solar energy.

Battery storage

Innovative battery storage: Our advanced battery storage systems enable us to temporarily store surplus energy and use it specifically to supply our customers with energy at times of high demand (so-called “peak shaving and time shifting”).

Battery storage systems and virtual power plants are two interlinked technologies that are increasingly being used to manage fluctuations in renewable energy sources and improve grid stability.

Battery storage systems are devices that store electrical energy in batteries for later use.

They can be connected to a solar panel or wind turbine to store surplus energy generated at peak times, which can then be used at times of low production or high demand.

Battery storage systems can also be charged via the grid at off-peak times, when electricity is cheaper, and discharged at peak times, when electricity is more expensive. This helps to reduce overall electricity costs and increase the efficiency of the grid.

We prefer to use battery storage systems that are installed in mobile containers. This saves on investment costs, as there is no need to construct a separate building. And increases flexibility in the event of a possible later replacement to upgrade the systems.

Electromobility

We support companies in coping with the exponential energy demand resulting from the expansion of electromobility by seamlessly integrating charging infrastructure and e-vehicles into energy management.

Electromobility is experiencing an impressive upswing, and with it comes an exponential demand for energy. This demand results from the increased use of electric vehicles and requires the seamless integration of charging infrastructure and e-vehicles into the existing energy management system.

The switch to electric fleet mobility can pose a number of challenges for SMEs in Germany, especially when it comes to adapting the existing vehicle fleet. But ElectroFleet is at your side with comprehensive expertise and customized solutions.

Our common goal is to integrate electromobility into your company, taking all issues and challenges into account. We analyze your individual needs together and develop tailor-made proposals for concrete implementation in close cooperation with our partner companies.

We rely on innovative technologies and proven concepts to ensure that electromobility is seamlessly integrated into your operations. With our holistic approach, we create the basis for efficient and forward-looking mobility that makes both ecological and economic sense.

Together, we are shaping the change towards sustainable and low-emission mobility – for a greener future and an environment worth living in.

Energy management

Intelligent energy management:

Our approach to intelligent energy management is based on state-of-the-art software solutions. These enable us to make optimum use of the energy generated. We strive for more than just efficient energy generation. Our focus is on maximizing energy efficiency, which not only leads to sustainable energy solutions, but also to significant cost savings.

The software we use monitors and controls the energy flow in real time. It analyzes the current requirements and adapts the energy distribution accordingly. In this way, we ensure that the energy generated is used effectively to achieve the maximum benefit. This intelligent energy management is a crucial building block on the way to a sustainable energy supply of the future.

Our team of experts is committed to developing customized energy management solutions that are precisely tailored to our customers’ requirements. We always strive to create synergies between renewable energy sources, energy storage and intelligent energy management. This holistic approach ensures that our customers not only benefit from a reliable energy supply, but also from considerable cost savings and increased energy efficiency in the long term.

With our intelligent energy management, we are laying the foundations for a sustainable and future-oriented energy supply. Together, we are shaping the energy supply of tomorrow – resource-friendly, efficient and economical.

Electric heating

Electrification of heat: Only 20 % of energy is currently consumed by electricity. As companies switch their heat sources from fossil fuels to electricity, the demand for electricity will increase exponentially. This is where we come in by oversizing our capacities to ensure that each of our customers’ sites is equipped for this changeover.

Electricity plays a crucial role in today’s energy landscape, but accounts for only a fraction of total energy consumption. However, as the transition from fossil fuels to electrical heat sources progresses, the demand for electricity will increase exponentially.

We understand that the electrification of heat is a key component on the way to a sustainable energy supply. That is why we are doing everything we can to help our customers make this change seamlessly. By using innovative technologies and customized solutions, we ensure that companies are able to efficiently convert their heat sources to electricity.

Our team of experts works closely with our customers to develop customized electrification solutions that meet the specific requirements of each site. We not only consider the technical aspects, but also the economic aspects. In this way, we ensure that the electrification of heat is not only ecologically sensible, but also economically attractive.

With our oversized capacity planning, we go one step further to ensure that the transition to electric heat supply runs smoothly. Because we are convinced that the electrification of heat is an essential building block for a sustainable and future-oriented energy supply. Together, we are shaping the change towards an efficient and resource-conserving heat supply – for a greener future.