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Sector coupling, system stability and system simulation

Sector coupling of energy systems, including hydrogen, for increased efficiency and flexibility. System stability for efficient utilization of the electricity grid through ancillary services on the balance market. These systems are often complex and may require simulation to determine their realization We have the expertise to determine it.

What is sector coupling?

Sector coupling refers to the integration of multiple energy systems where one energy carrier is converted into another. This could involve renewable electricity, heat, gas, mobility, and/or industrial processes in a system with increased efficiency and flexibility to reduce environmental impact and costs. The challenge is to create a connected system that is beneficial from a geographic, technical, and economic perspective. Examples of sector coupling include:

  • Hydrogen production in connection with district heating plants, water treatment plants, greenhouses, and integration with renewable electricity production.
  • Ancillary services with electrolyzers in the electricity system through balancing services, hydrogen-driven gas turbines, and fuel cells.
  • Electrified vehicles as a flexibility resource, such as vehicle-to-grid and managed charging.

What is system stability?

The electricity system must be kept stable so that electricity production and consumption match within the limits of the electricity grid. When establishing new electricity production or large electricity consumers, such as vehicle chargers or large electrified industries, possible measures for system stability include:

  • Demand flexibility, where electricity users can automatically regulate their electricity use depending on the electricity grid.
  • Battery storage, where excess electricity is stored on a large or small scale for later use.
  • Ancillary services, where large electricity producers or users are paid to act on the balance market.

Our services

  • System perspective and system integration for sector coupling of existing or new energy systems
  • Calculation, dimensioning, modeling, simulation, and optimization of energy systems
  • Development of ancillary services
  • Development of flexibility solutions
  • Risk analysis of the system
  • Preparation of procurement documents
  • General expert support, e.g. regarding economy, technology, and regulations.
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