System Integration & Energy Efficiency

System Integration & Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency solutions

1. Supply Side Projects

Energiring delivers comprehensive smart solutions for both existing and new energy systems in terms of performance improvement and technology adaptation, respectively. In this way, we propose a wide range of improvements for higher energy efficiency and environmental-friendly for large-scale/central power production (i.e. thermal power plants) and storage (including batteries, power to gas technologies, and CCHP plants as heat storage) units:

  • Improving fuel utilization factor,
  • Fuel flexibility,
  • Plant retrofit, power augmentation, and heat recovery solutions such as multi-generation configurations, and
  • Data-driven services and energy intelligence like intelligent monitoring and control (for more efficient operation and maintenance): analyzing data gathered from assets and using it to predict and improve performance and maintenance. Energiring is also working with European organizations/companies to gain competitive advantage from new technologies in this field to have data analytics tools, instruments, and laboratories available for use.

 

2. Demand Side Projects

There are many ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs for your business if you know where to look. Energiring works with your organization to identify and implement energy-saving measures. We get to know your company, create customized solutions, and develop cost-saving strategies unique to your operations. A customized energy management plan will realize the following:

  • To manage electric demand for peak load reduction,
  • To optimize energy usage by participation in ESCO projects (energy saving tips),
  • To identify energy conservation projects, including lights, motors, HVAC, refrigeration, steam/hot water systems, air compressors, waste heat recovery, and new technologies,
  • To accomplish audits, M&V protocol, and other conservation incentives,
  • To assist in making informed decisions on total lifecycle costs of new equipment purchases, including new technologies and foreseen future energy costs,
  • To have intelligent tools and devices/apparatus for realizing of smart buildings’ systems that meet our customers’ needs on cost, comfort and convenience through ICT (see “system integration solutions”), and
  • To provide customers with efficient and/or renewable combined heat and power solutions which use energy generated on-site (see “CCHP and distributed generation”).


System integration solutions

The continuing energy transition to more efficiency will push public and private end-users and stakeholders to take new roles in the changing energy systems. In this way, flexible micro/small cogeneration of heat and power (CHP) is among the most important alternatives for future distributed generation (DG) in a smart energy architecture including both gas network and electricity grid (i.e., SG).

To shape the market and effectively organizing the concept for different segments including residential, industrial, and commercial on a regional and national level, energy system integration (ESI) and demand side management (DSM) based on modern enablers such as information and communication technology (ICT) deployment would be inevitable. Taking the existing commercialized and/or innovative enabling technologies/systems and specific requirements of each energy hub (EH) into account, Energiring studies all the potentials as well as requirements and participates in both test-rig and real-world implementation for such development. Aside from technological solutions, economic, social, legal and/or political characteristics play a significant role in this energy transition and integration which should be taken into account and addressed in such projects.

In this regard, Energiring also offers tailor-made architecture of integration of new technologies for power production and storage units (driven by both clean and fossil fuels resources):

  • Combined cooling and heating and power (CCHP) options both including and excluding renewable generation,
  • Water technologies like desalination apparatus,
  • Smart tools and solutions for both energy end-users and energy producers, etc.

To integrate/manage all the energy systems and sub-systems and infrastructures in a smart way, Energiring proposes an onion-layer model as follows, in which all white lines –borders– are considered as the interface among layers, involving high/low voltage electricity grids, gas grids, and heat grids: