Rolls-Royce has invested intellectual resources, skills and capital on microgrid. Would you like a recent example? The business unit Power Systems of Rolls-Royce has received an order from the Abel company in Anger, southern Germany. The industrial laundry request Rolls-Royce to design and install a microgrid to provide its own power and heat supply. The existing mtu gas genset and photovoltaic system will be supplemented by an mtu EnergyPack QS battery container and the mtu EnergetIQ Plant Manager automation system at the beginning of 2024.
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By integrating the new components into the existing energy system and intelligently controlling the entire microgrid, the efficiency, reliability, carbon footprint and costs of the laundry’s energy supply will be significantly improved. With a capacity of 60 tons of laundry per day, these are significant measures in terms of efficiency and sustainability. “It is a highlight project for us to be able to supply this sustainable energy solution for this exemplary company. We are particularly pleased that our long-standing customer, the Abel laundry, trusts in our expertise and is working with us to develop its energy supply into a highly innovative system in line with its growing needs,” explained Andreas Görtz, President of the Sustainable Power Solutions division at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
By integrating the battery storage system with an output of 400 kVA and a capacity of 534 kWh, it is possible to increase the utilization of the photovoltaic system and thus use more electricity from renewable energies. It also increases the efficiency of the gas generator by temporarily storing electrical energy that is not directly required. This means that the Abel laundry will be almost self-sufficient in terms of energy in the future. The mtu EnergetIQ Plant Manager is part of the new automation ecosystem, mtu EnergetIQ. As an intelligent controller, it optimizes the performance of distributed energy resources, such as solar, CHP and battery storage, to meet the specific needs of the application from generation to consumption. mtu EnergetIQ is used in a wide range of applications – from data centers to microgrids.