Exchanging energy between businesses – Smart Energy Campus Mechelen Noord, Mechelen, Flanders – January 2019 – September 2021
In the Mechelen Noord business park, a business consortium, will analyse the possibility of exchanging energy between the businesses.
Real-time optimisation of renewable energy generation, flexibility in load and local storage will allow generating a better user consumer profile and guarantee a more stable network for the grid operator. The study will also investigate whether the storage capacity of electric vehicles in combination with local energy storage can be used as a reliable peak power station.
Primary objectives of this site
Increase local production
Improve power quality
Test tariffing structures
Test triggers for participation
PV installation sizing
Number of EV charging stations
Battery sizing in energy and power
Required microgrid functionalities (stability, no-break, …)
Load limitations or minimum requirements
Prove technically that the presence of a LEC with decentralized production combined with decentralized management of the energy, and with shared energy coming from the green assets, will decrease grid congestion and increase the installed capacities of decentralized generation.