Economic growth and growing populations are changing customers’ demand for power. Governments and industry are moving towards renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. At the same time, advancements in digitalization have already transformed many industries. Microgrids and hybrid systems meet the growing demand for more flexible, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
Whether you are operating infrastructure services or public institutions, or running a commercial business, mtu microgrid solutions offers a wide variety of applications and service products, each individually designed to meet your specific needs.
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Microgrid use case: a shopping center in Germany
How to cut energy costs by 42%
A microgrid solution that combines heat and power from a gas genset like the new mtu Series 500 with solar panels and a battery energy storage system can cut energy costs by 42%. How? Download the following use case and learn how you can:
- Optimize your energy costs
- Gain grid independence
Microgrid use case: an industrial manufacturer in Germany
How to cut operating costs by up to 21%
Particularly for intensive manufacturing plants, saving on the energy bill can be a decisive factor for commercial competitiveness. The following use case from the German manufacturing industry illustrates how a microgrid solution can enable up to 21% in energy cost savings. Two scenarios are thereby highlighted. Download the technical article and learn how you can significantly reduce your energy costs:
- By producing and using cheaper energy from photovoltaics and gas
- By reducing demand charges and maximizing self-sufficiency with an energy storage system
Microgrid use case: an EV charging hub in Germany
How to increase your grid independence
On-grid electricity tariffs in Germany rank among the highest in the world. As the following use case demonstrates, electric vehicle (EV) fast charging hubs along Autobahns equipped with renewable energy solutions can increase their grid independence and reduce energy consumption by up to 12%. The technical article below for download highlights two scenarios:
- A photovoltaic (PV)-only installation
- A combination of PV and energy storage system (ESS)
Microgrid use case: a mine in Australia
How to lower both energy costs and environmental impact
Electricity makes up a significant share of a mine’s operating costs. Renewable energy solutions such as photovoltaics (PV) and an energy storage system (ESS) can lower energy costs by as much as 53% – along with the environmental footprint. How? The following use case of a mine in Australia offers two scenarios. Download the technical article below and discover how:
- A PV-only plant can greatly reduce utility grid dependence
- A combined PV and ESS can lead to optimized energy cost savings
Microgrid product portfolio
Optimum set-up to help with microgrid and storage projects.
mtu microgrid controller
Gas generator sets
Microgrid solutions for multiple applications
mtu microgrid solutions range from stand-alone battery storage to fully integrated hybrid systems.
Demand charge reduction
Reduce your grid stability power demand by storing power and/or using gensets to lower demand charges which are typically based on the single highest grid stability power draw (in kW) per year.
EV charging integration
Enable business cases concerning electrification of the transportation sector by providing extra power during certain periods when charging of multiple vehicles exceeds the grid capacity. Match local renewable energy generation and car charging to provide true green charging.
Frequency regulation services
Provide services to grid system operators – via utility companies or energy traders – such as frequency containment reserve, frequency restoration reserve, etc. to support grid frequency.
Genset dispatch optimization
Reduce your genset runtime and boost genset efficiency by providing spinning reserve from batteries and intelligent load sharing between gensets and batteries whenever gensets are in operation.
Enable your gensets to accept large load steps and bridge startup times by adding battery storage. In this way, a genset power plant can be upgraded for off-grid operation or backup power.
Grid limitation management
Overcome consumer-side limitations on desired load increase (e.g. factory expansion) due to limited grid connection capacities. Batteries and/or gensets can cover your additional grid stability power loads.
Off-grid energy supply
Provide electricity in areas where no grid is available, or reduce your fuel consumption (and hence electricity costs) for existing power plants in off-grid settings by adding renewable energy sources and storage.
Self-consumption & self-sufficiency
Put local power generation units such as solar arrays or CHP plants in place, and use your own power ‘behind the meter’ instead of feeding it into the grid. Increase your self-sufficiency even further by adding