News Digest Item
19 Oct 2017

E.ON sets up renewable smart grid in Swedish village


German utility E.ON uses a smart grid with solar and wind energy, as well as a large battery, to supply a Swedish village exclusively with renewable electricity. “In order to support the balancing of the local energy system, customers are engaged to become flexible ‘prosumers’, by producing energy through PV and battery systems,” according to an E.ON press release. “But they also will be ‘smart consumers’, by having steerable load assets – like, for example, heat pumps.”

Read the E.ON press release here

For background on this topic, read the dossiers Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race and The digitalisation of the Energiewende.

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