Renewables such as wind and solar power are playing an increasingly important role in the overall energy mix, supplying an ever-growing share of power to the grids. Conventional power plants, such as nuclear or coal-fired plants that supply constant and predictable power are slowly declining – for instance in Europe.
There needs to be a more flexible philosophy towards grid stabilization so that power is generated in accordance with energy demand. Consequently, there is a greater need for intelligent load balancing systems and approaches, such as control reserve solutions, to deal with such fluctuations. Become an integral part of the renewable energy age – and earn an income while doing so.
Your Opportunity: Providing Control Reserve as Part of the National Grid Programs such as Short-Term Operating Reserve (STOR) in UK
Short-Term Operating Reserve (STOR) is the most important source of reserve energy in the UK’s national grid. STOR is delivered by reducing demand or increasing generation with around ten minutes’ notice and sustaining this for approximately one to two hours. If you decide to contribute in the control reserve market, i.e. the STOR program, mtu generator sets, that is to say, will consider each individual plant in the tendering process (pool) – with every activation you will participate in one of the most dynamic and attractive market segments.