Hybrid regulating power station 2.0
The supply of energy from renewable energy sources is subject to natural fluctuations in the weather and shifts in consumer demand. In order to ensure that the grid’s stability is maintained despite these fluctuations, regulating power stations are needed to compensate for the disparities between the planned amounts and the actual energy consumption. The HyReK project develops and optimises operational management strategies and specialised hardware components for a hybrid regulating power station.
The regulating power that the power station currently achieves using fossil fuels can be replaced in future with a combination of power-to-heat technology and efficient battery storage. The project aims to use innovative concepts and intelligent operational management methods to reduce coal-based minimum generation in the energy system and contribute to the gradual phasing out of coal in general.
Three groups at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems contribute to the project: the groups “Flexibility and Ancillary Services” and “Smart Energy Management” from the Energy Systems Technology department, and the group “Technology Assessment” (Dr Urte Brand) from the Energy Systems Analysis department.
October 2018 until September 2021
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Institute of Networked Energy Systems
AEG Power Solutions
Project Manager at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems:
Further information on the research project HyReK: