Cutting-edge communication technology is the key, with a whole new marketplace for energy developing in and around Cuxhaven. Producers and consumers can not only use this marketplace to buy and sell electricity, but can also offer system services and idle power, and help reduce the load on the power grid. With minimum effort, even private households can put minute amounts of electricity on the market by using almost fully automated plug-and-play appliances that operate automatically in the market in line with the preprogrammed instructions of the appliance owners.
The E-Energy marketplace in Cuxhaven primarily takes advantage of the many refrigerated warehouses and the spa in the town. The water in the pool is heated if the electricity from the CHP power plants is needed. The refrigerated warehouse is cooled more than usual when electricity is cheap, with controls developed within the framework of E-Energy ensuring that the frozen fish does not spoil in the process.
energy &meteo systemsGmbH
Fraunhofer Energy Alliance