Atomenergopromsbyt JSC (part of NovaWind JSC, Rosatom’s wind power unit) and with RENERA LLC (a power storage subsidiary of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company) put into commercial operation the Commercial Dispatch system comprising an intelligent energy storage unit with a 300 kW capacity (300 kWh energy volume).
The pilot project is accomplished at the site of ZiO-Podolsk JSC, a large-scale Rosatom’s machine-building facility in Moscow region (a subsidiary of Atomenergomash JSC).
Commercial dispatching based on an intelligent energy storage system ensures streamlining of the daily electricity consumption schedule and reduction of capacity payments to the energy provider. The storage unit is physically installed at the site of the end user and supplies electricity to its internal grid during those hours of the peak cost of electricity and capacity. The intelligent part of the system performs predictive analysis of the network load and remotely controls the charge and discharge schedule of the Commercial Dispatch unit. The system features constant improvement of algorithms based on machine learning methods.
The project is based on energy service scheme, it means that the consumer does not need to raise funding to purchase, install and commission equipment, as well as to develop a control system and optimization algorithms.
“According to our estimates, the efficient operation of such intelligent storage devices based on price indicators on the market and the consumer's load curve will reduce the cost of purchased electricity (capacity) by up to 1.2 million rubles per month for each MW of the system output capacity. We see the consumers’ growing interest in our product, a profitable project economy, and we plan to annually launch such storage devices with their simultaneous control from a single dispatch centre managed by our company. Currently, there are some more similar projects under development with a total capacity of 3 MW. The next storage unit will be installed in the short run at one of the industrial facilities of the Tula region,” said Grigory Nazarov, CEO of Atomenergopromsbyt JSC.
“The system has a container design and is adapted for use in the climatic conditions of the Russian regions. For Commercial Dispatch system, we use the most advanced technological solutions, for example, modern lithium-ion cells capable of fast charging and long-term operation at high load. It enables us to reduce the battery size and increase the economic efficiency of the project. In the coming years, energy storage services will be rapidly developing, contributing to growing flexibility of the Russian energy system and reduced carbon footprint,” commented Emin Askerov, CEO of RENERA LLC.
“The Commercial Dispatch storage equipment is a key tool that allows the consumer to accumulate energy at night and consume it during morning, afternoon or evening peaks. This operating mode of the power grid increases the number of hours for using the declared capacity by transferring a part of the main consumption load outside the hours of maximum load consumption from the power grid, and also allows a more uniform electricity interday consumption to build-up a rational daily schedule. This will have a beneficial impact on the economic performance of the power grids in general", noted Andrey Bortnikov, chief power engineer of ZiO-Podolsk JSC.
NovaWind JSC is Rosatom’s division consolidating efforts of the Russian nuclear corporation in the energy generation advanced segments and technological platforms. The company was established in September 2017 to accumulate Rosatom’s competencies in wind power generation, from design and construction to mechanical engineering and operation of wind farms.
Novawind plans to build 1 GW of wind generation capacity by 2024.
RENERA LLC (part of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM) is an actively developing industry integrator company of Rosatom for energy storage business. The company is engaged in lithium-ion batteries for in-plant and logistics electrical engineering, and also offers solutions for emergency and uninterruptible power supply, smoothing peaks in the power grid, energy storage systems for hybrid systems.
The company’s own R&D centre allows us to develop, along with typical systems, complex solutions for individual customer requirements. The team accompanies the project from R&D to production, and provides maintenance service. https://renera.ru/
TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom (the Nuclear Fuel unit of the State Corporation Rosatom) includes enterprises for the manufacture of nuclear fuel, conversion and enrichment of uranium, production of gas centrifuges, as well as research and design organizations.
This year the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. Established in 1996, today the company is one of the largest suppliers of fuel for the global nuclear power industry, continues to strengthen its position by implementing new production projects. In the entire history of TVEL, there have been no complaints from customers about the quality of products. Being the only supplier of nuclear fuel for Russian nuclear power plants, TVEL provides fuel to a total of 75 power reactors in 15 countries, research reactors in nine countries of the world, as well as transport reactors of the Russian nuclear fleet. Every sixth power reactor in the world is powered by TVEL fuel.
Rosatom's fuel division is the world's largest producer of enriched uranium, as well as the leader of the global market for stable isotopes. The Fuel Division is actively developing new businesses in the field of chemistry, metallurgy, energy storage technologies, 3D printing, digital products, as well as decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Rosatom's industry integrators for additive technologies and power storage systems have been created in the Fuel Company TVEL circuit. http://www.tvel.ru