Vattenfall Networks aims to bring the latest climate-smart distribution products and services to the British market. We have tried and tested these emerging technologies in our home market and strive to innovate. Examples include:
AKERSUND MICROGRID PROJECT
Vattenfall has partenered with Akersund local authority in south west Sweden with Sustainable Innovation and Binar Elektronik to build a microgrid that balances electric vehicle charging from renewables sources with electricity demand peaks and troughs. Demand side management and the visualization of energy flows for the customer are also possible.
This project includes the strategy and use of battery systems, combined with fast charging of electric cars and solar production. Optimization of the system including electricity production, indoor climate, vehicle charging and Uninterruptible Power Supply that would decrease the max power use and lower grid costs are key objectives.
SCANDINAVIA'S FIRST ELECTRIC BUS WITH WIRELESS FAST CHARGING
Vattenfall has partnered with heavy goods vehicle manufacturer Scania, Stockholm’s public transport operator SL, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the local authority of Södertälje, Sweden.
Vattenfall has undertaken the installation and operation of the charging station, which will supply the electric hybrid bus with electricity 100% from wind power with wireless charging. The charging station is located at the end of route 755 in Södertälje.
We estimate CO2 emissions have decreased by around 98% and the improvement in energy efficiency is around 70% compared with a conventional diesel bus.
SMART GRID GOTLAND
Gotland is an island of around 60,000 people off the south-east coast of Sweden. Vattenfall owns and operates the local distribution network through subsidiary Gotlands Elnät AB.
Smart Grid Gotland is a full-scale research, development and demonstration pilot project designed to upgrade an existing rural distribution network to one of the world’s most modern, smartest grids with a high penetration of embedded wind generation. The project has three main goals.