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Flexible energy management

Earn additional revenue with your company's electrical equipment

Earn up to 15% income without additional investment

Eesti Energia's flexible energy management service enables you to earn income by changing the load of your equipment consuming or generating electricity.

The load schedule of equipment consuming and generating electricity can be shifted over time without disturbing their main processes. This is called the flexibility of the device's energy consumption or generation.

Flexible energy management enables to use more renewable energy in the electricity system and to reduce the environmental footprint of industrial enterprises. Flexibility allows the owner of the device to earn extra income by participating in maintaining the balance of the power system.

For example, you can change the temperature of a cold store by one degree for a short period, pump water at a pump station 30 minutes later, or change the heating schedule of an electric heater.

Depending on the device, the earned income is up to 15% of the annual cost or income of electricity consumption or generation of the device.

The costs of joining the service are borne by Eesti Energia and your company does not have to make additional investments.

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Which devices are suitable for the flexible energy management service?

All electrical devices whose load schedule can be shifted are suitable

INDUSTRIAL CONSUMERS
  • Water heaters and boilers
  • Pumps
  • Furnaces
  • Heating and refrigeration equipment
  • Crushers
  • Compressors
  • RESERVE AND BACKUP EQUIPMENT
  • Industrial batteries
  • UPSs
  • Generators
  • ELECTRIC TRANSPORT
  • Electric buses
  • Electric cars
  • Electric ferries
  • Charging stations
  • DISTRIBUTED PRODUCTION UNITS
  • Wind farms
  • Solar power plants
  • Cogeneration plants
  • Pumped-storage hydropower plants
  • Why connect your device to our flexible energy management service?

    The best solution does not require effort

    Turn cost into revenue

    Save up to 15% per year on electricity costs

    Investment-free

    We cover all costs related to the launch and maintenance of the service

    Risk-free

    Using the service is secure and under the control of your company

    Innovative

    Equipment is automatically controlled without disturbing the main processes of production

    How does the flexible energy management service work?

    For smart and automated control of your company's equipment and making money in the energy market, we connect it to our Virtual Power Plant (VPP) that actively participates in the energy market, looking for the best ways to create value for your company.

  • The device is connected to Eesti Energia's VPP platform that has ISO 27001 information security certificate via a secure data communication channel
  • The device sends information about its operating mode and readiness to the VPP platform and receives activation signals from the platform to change and restore the load.
  • The Virtual Power Plant makes the optimal choice of which connected devices and for how long the load change order is sent
  • Option, not obligation: To change the default presets, you can specify whether or not the device is available for the VPP for each day and hour.
  • Revenue estimation for the flexible energy management service

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    Our promise

    With the flexible energy management service, we invisibly control your company's electrical equipment. You win in time and money, consume wisely and protect the environment, all without risk and with the help of experts.

  • We will achieve a breakthrough in cheaper and cleaner electricity in cooperation with you, while you trust us to control your equipment smartly, safely and cost-effectively through smart solutions.
  • We only control your equipment at times you allow us to do so
  • We use a virtual power plant (VPP) platform with a proven and strong international reference
  • We guarantee the reliability and performance of the connection between the VPP and your company's equipment
  • We ensure that your company does not have to invest, manage or configure anything else: everything is fully automated
  • We ensure that your equipment uses energy wisely, generating additional revenue for your business
  • Your company's smart electricity consumption and flexibility enable to use more renewable energy and help reduce CO2 emissions
  • Eesti Energia virtuaalse elektrijaamaga seadmete ühendamise skeem

    Flex skeem
    Legend

    Firewall / OpenVPN
    tulemüür

    OpenVPN
    virtuaalne privaatvõrk

    PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
    programmeeritav loogikakontroller

    Master / Slave
    ülem/alam

    Modbus RTU/TCP
    sideprotokoll

    OPC UA
    sideprotokoll

    SCADA(Supervisory Control and Data System
    tööstuslike protsesside visualiseerimise ja juhtimise süsteem

    How to start using the service?

    We identify the potential

    We analyze the potential of your company's equipment to generate revenue for your company

    We calculate the potential income

    We calculate the potential revenue you earn by connecting your device to our Virtual Power Plant

    You specify the usage criteria for the VPP

    We agree on criteria and conditions for the use of the device to ensure smooth running of its processes at all times

    We propose a solution

    We propose a technical solution to start using the service

    You earn income

    We enter into a contract so you can start earning money without an extra effort and thus contribute to cleaner energy

    Contact person

    Janno Luurmees

    Janno Luurmees

    Flexible Energy Management Sales Manager

    Tel: +372 504 0691
    Janno.luurmees@energia.ee

    Completed work

    Liwathon EOS

    The Virtual Power Plant helps reduce the costs for Liwathon E.O.S.

    The Virtual Power Plant, as a new and innovative solution, makes the operation of the terminals more cost-effective, enabling the surplus energy that inevitably accompanies the technological process of the terminals to be sold back to the electricity market.

    Gert Tiivas, Chairman of the Management Board of Liwathon E.O.S.
    Näidis 2

    Smart control of mine pumps allows to save 7% per year on energy costs

    Connecting the pumps of the mine to the flexible energy management service enables existing equipment to be operated in a smarter and more efficient way, thereby reducing the fixed costs related to production. The entire process is automated and does not require daily intervention by our employees, i.e. it is a good example of innovation where the use of a high-tech service is made 100% effortless for the customer.

    Andres Vainola, Chairman of the Management Board of Enefit Power

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Flexible energy management allows you to earn additional revenue with your company's electricity-consuming or -generating equipment through a virtual power plant platform. The VPP participates in the balancing market with its connected equipment, where electricity prices are more favourable than the usual Nord Pool exchange price in many hours. This enables the owner of the device to earn additional revenue even if the usual electricity exchange price is monitored or energy consumption is otherwise optimized. It does not affect the amount of energy consumed or the company's processes.

    We always agree when and within what limits the load of your company's electrical equipment may be adjusted. If necessary, you can always change these times and limits via our web portal. The main controller that controls the work of your device, regularly querys the additional controller we have installed, to see if any activation orders have been received. If other parameters of the work process allow it, your device controller will make the switch based on the information received. The activation order is therefore not sent directly to your device. We thoroughly test the entire process to make sure it works correctly and safely on both sides before we start the service. As the electricity markets are traded 24/7, the service is constantly monitored and our experts are available when required.

    The communication between your electrical device and the virtual power plant platform takes place over a secure VPN channel. On-site communication with the device takes place via a suitable industrial communication protocol (e.g. Modbus TCP). Our entire VPP solution complies with the ISO/IEC 27001:2017 information security standard.

    Any equipment that consumes or generates electricity is suitable for connection to a virtual power plant, if the load of the equipment can be changed for up to an hour so that the company's normal processes are not disrupted during that time. Depending on the device and the process, changing the load may mean switching off the device for a short period or changing the load within predetermined limits, for example by means of a frequency converter.

    Contact us and let's discuss the possibilities together! We have experience with a wide variety of equipment. However, you know the processes of your business. Together, we will find the best possibilities to connect you to our Virtual Power Plant and use the flexibility of your equipment to create additional value.

    The opportunity to earn is, on average, every third hour of every day of the week, regardless of whether it is peak hour, night or day. The Virtual Power Plant allows us to participate in the balancing market where the price depends on the hourly balance of electricity production and consumption. For example, if the wind blows weaker than forecast, the share of wind energy in the network will fall below the forecast level and there will be a shortage of electricity. As a result, there is a real-time need for additional electricity in the network and the price on the balancing market rises higher than the Nord Pool exchange price.

    If our Virtual Power Plant has made an offer to the market for that hour, the system operator (Elering in Estonia) will send an order to the VPP to reduce the load of electricity for consuming equipment or increase the load of electricity for generating equipment.

    The Virtual Power Plant forwards the order to the devices that are marked as available at that hour and their load is changed accordingly. In this way, the balance of the power network is restored by the VPP, and the owners of the equipment earn income by contributing to it. When the general network balance is restored, the devices switch to normal mode. If necessary, the same process is repeated the next hour.

    Your electrical device must reach the specified capacity within 15 minutes of receiving the activation order.

    Through the VPP operator portal, you can indicate at any time that your company's equipment will not be available for certain periods of time. The VPP platform automatically takes this into account when bidding to the market and sending activation orders to devices.

    You do not have to be a customer of Eesti Energia's other services to connect your company's device to our flexible energy management service and use it to earn additional income.

    Eesti Energia is in an equal position in the balancing market with any other company providing a similar service. Both Estonian and European Union laws and other regulations require that all market participants, both independent energy dealers (aggregators) as well as electricity sellers and producers, must be able to operate on an equal footing.

  • You turn your costs into revenue, saving up to 15% per year on electricity costs.
  • The service is investment-free, as Eesti Energia covers all costs related to the launch and maintenance of the service.
  • The service is risk-free for your company, as we use reliable and secure technology successfully used in several countries and markets.
  • You can get a convenient overview of the energy consumption of your devices connected to our Virtual Power Plant and all the transactions by visiting our VPP operator portal.
  • Eesti Energia employs energy traders with long-term experience who have a thorough knowledge of the energy markets in Estonia and our neighboring countries.
  • Our energy traders use a high-tech automatic trading system to trade in the electricity markets, allowing us to price bids more accurately thanks to algorithms and thus maximize revenue.
  • Eesti Energia has a versatile trading portfolio consisting of various types of equipment, which is why we can be on the market for most of the hours and be flexible until the last minute if the customer's equipment needs to be removed from the bid.
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