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    Power Hub

    How does it work?

    Power Hub is a part of smart grid making the power grid intelligent. Learn about how Power Hub contributes to Smart Grid.

    Take a tour
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    The data
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    • Consumption
    • Central power plant
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    Consumption is balanced by conventional power stations.

    Today, most of the power in the grid is generated by conventional power stations. The power stations also ensure that the grid is balanced (in a power grid, generation must match consumption at all times).

    1. Yesterday’s world and today’s world

    Today our power grid is primarily driven on fossil fuels from central power plant. It's stable and predictable and we hardly ever experience capacity issues.

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    The data
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    Renewables' share is growing

    The share of renewable energy sources in the power grid is growing, but conventional power stations are still used to balance the grid so that security of supply is maintained.

    2. World
    of tomorrow

    In the coming years energy consumption increases dramatically and we focus more and more on the CO2 agenda. To meet these challenges without increasing CO2 emission, we invest heavily in renewable energy sources. But renewable energy is less predictable hence threatening the stability in the grid, and therefore it cannot stand alone.

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    The data
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    • Central power plant
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    Renewables forces out conventional generation

    This is good for environmental, but in some cases the power stations can no longer ensure the balance (shown as negative generation, which is unrealistic). In practice, renewables are shut down to make room for system-stabilising power stations. Power Hub helps avoid this scenario.

    3. One
    solution

    We need a smarter grid to balance the energy supply and demand giving renewable energy sources priority.This is why we developed Power Hub (in collaboration with Twenties). Power Hub is a digital intelligence that rebalances the grid based on information about the behaviour and needs of all suppliers and consumers using the power grid.

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    • Consumption before PH
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    • Export
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    Power Hub controls consumption and generation to ensure grid balance

    Instead of shedding renewables, Power Hub shifts consumption or other generation to ensure the maximum uptake of renewable energy. This is both an environmentally and financially sound solution

    4. Your
    contribution

    For Power Hub to function efficiently you need to be flexible regarding when you are generating or consuming energy. Flexibility means, that you are willing to let Power Hub control when you are consuming (within certain limits).

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    Do you got Power Hub’ing potential

    5. The
    benefits

    In return, joining the Power Hub helps you earn money and makes you more aware of your use of energy. Besides that joining Power Hub means that you contribute to creating and efficient and reliable energy system without CO2.

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Tutorial

Get to know Power Hub

Power Hub operates your unit within constraints defined by you. This ensures the primary purpose of the unit.

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Showcase

Power Hub is active in the market

Power Hub currently creates value for 10+ generators and consumers in the market on commercial terms.

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Curious

You might have Power Hub potential

Contact Power Hub if you would like to test whether you can earn money from your assets!

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What is Power Hub

Power Hub is the core component of a Smart Grid, allowing for more renewable energy in the system. Power Hub helps energy consumers and producers optimise their economy by enabling them to increase revenue from generation, reduce cost of consumption and generate income from helping to balance the energy system.

Who we are

Power Hub is DONG Energy’s solution to the growing challenge of harnessing renewable energy from wind and solar, which is changing the energy system from a highly predictable system in which generation matches consumption at all times to a fluctuating energy system in which intermittent wind and solar create unwanted imbalances in the system and have a major impact on prices. The future energy system must be able to control energy consumption in a way that, firstly, satisfies the primary purpose of consumption, e.g. producing vegetables, pumping water or cooling office buildings etc., and, secondly, takes energy prices and the availability of clean renewable energy in the system into account. This is what Power Hub does – planning your energy generation and consumption in the most economical way feasible!

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Stating unit comfort needs

From a calendar based interface you can enter requirements of a unit’s load patterns. Power Hub uses the flexibility within the requirements, but ensures the primary purpose of the unit.

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Presenting expected load schedule

Based on your requirements of the unit’s load patterns, Power Hub calculates and displays the optimal load schedule.

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Flexibility has a value

Depending on the nature of your unit, the flexibility provided by Power Hub may have a value that can potentially reduce your electricity bill or even generate income for you.

We install the necessary equipment

To integrate your unit with Power Hub, a box that takes care of data communication is installed locally.

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Can I join?

Test your Power Hub’ing potential
by answering the following three questions
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you turn up and down your system?
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Got potential?

You have got
Power Hub’ing potential!

Please take the test to establish your Power Hub potential! If you have potential, and if you are interested in learning more about your options, we would very much like to talk to you. Please press “Contact me”, and we will get back to you shortly.

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail if you would like to talk to the Power Hub team.

Mikael Jensen, Asset Manager
DONG Energy - Power Hub Teknikerbyen 25, 2830 Virum
powerhubinfo@powerhub.dk