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Providing you demand response revenue with your systems and appliances

Our Services

Balancing

Real-time balancing the supply and demand of electricity on the grid is our core business. Transmission System Operators purchase ancillary services such as frequency containment and frequency restoration reserves from Sympower as a more sustainable and cost-effective way to maintain the balance between supply and demand of electricity. Sympower works with TenneT, Fingrid, SvK and the Israeli System Operator.

Trading

Sympower offers the option to participate on different electricity trading platforms. In doing so, participants can reduce the cost of purchasing electricity for their business. With City-Zen, Sympower looked at optimising the electricity bill of households by leveraging the flexibility of batteries combined with PV panels e-boilers and heat pumps to optimise the purchase of electricity on the day-ahead market.

Congestion Management

Sympower works with Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to investigate and mitigate local congestion issues. Sympower has been at the forefront of technological innovation in this area having worked with DSOs on this topic in projects such as InterFlex (Enexis), EnergieKoplopers2 (Alliander) and the Flex Versnellingsprogramma (Stedin).

Monitoring

Our platform constantly monitors the grid frequency and energy consumption of the connected assets. Gain better insight into your energy consumption patterns by using the Sympower energy monitoring services.

Smart Energy Services

Part of our DNA is to keep innovating and finding new solutions to climate problems. We participate in a number of R&D projects to develop new Smart Energy Services, finding additional ways to bring a change to the energy system and generate additional value for new and current customers. 

Added Value From Existing Systems

Sympower’s software platform balances the electricity grid by unlocking the flexibility of distributed assets. The aggregation platform enables both real time monitoring and response to fluctuations on the grid by regulating electricity loads. We provide you demand response revenue with your current systems and appliances.

Valuable Assets

Heat pumps or resistance heaters can easily be connected to the Sympower platform. Ovens, boilers, space heaters, drying facilities, smelting processes, combined heat and power plants, district heating networks and so on can all temporarily be turned up or down without affecting operations. When there is a shortage of electricity on the grid, the heating temporarily gets turned down or off, while staying within the predetermined acceptable limits. When there is too much electricity on the grid, or the electricity price is low, more heat can be produced. Later this pre-heating will be corrected by turning the heating down. 
Cooling systems such as air conditioning or cold storage can account for a large percentage of an electricity bill. With Sympower, you can reduce your electricity expenses, without affecting your business operations. Contribute to a more efficient energy system by connecting your cooling system and generate extra revenue doing so.
Certain types of ventilation systems are exceptionally suited to participation in sustainable balancing of the energy grid. By temporarily turning up or down the ventilation power, you can boost your bottom line without noticing any interference to your business operations. At the same time, significant energy savings can also be realised.
Lighting systems, especially those that generate heat such as HPS lights, are an excellent asset that can produce extra revenue for your business. Shut downs are short enough that, for example, growing cycles aren’t affected.
Steam turbines of gas and coal power plants are the traditional source of flexibility for ancillary services for the grid operators. Also steam turbines from waste incinerators or other industries which can be leveraged to provide flexibility to the grid operators in a more efficient and sustainable way.
Pumps, whether part of a primary process or an auxiliary system, are an excellent source of flexibility for the electricity grid. Auxiliary water systems, for example, can be used to help balance the grid in a sustainable way and generate extra revenue.
The inherent flexibility of a combined heat and power plant makes it a valuable asset for providing services to the grid. Heat and power output can be adjusted according to the needs of the grid and the processes that are being supplied with heat, while staying within regulatory and safety limits
Aeration, often the first significant process in a wastewater treatment system, can in many cases be integrated into the Sympower platform and provide significant amounts of flexibility for grid operators, generating additional revenue to treatment plants.
Industrial drying processes generally account for a significant proportion of a facility’s energy bill. It is also a very flexible process, providing a good opportunity for reducing the energy bill and carbon footprint at the same time, with no upfront investment.
Mining, whether physical or virtual, are suitable processes for providing grid services. Boost your revenues and contribute to the energy transition, by tapping into the potential flexibility in mining processes.
Batteries and other energy storage technologies will be an essential part of the future electricity system. Explore the opportunities with Sympower to improve the business case of your current or future battery systems.
The transition from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles presents significant challenges for the electricity grid, but also opportunities. Sympower works with fleet owners and manufacturers to help turn the charging of electric vehicles into a valuable service for local and national grid operators.
While potentially counter intuitive, sometimes it’s beneficial for the grid to turn down the production from solar panels, for example in a congested region. Sympower can respond to the needs of the grid instantly, by monitoring and managing the output from small and large pv-sources.
Wind turbines, when connected to the Sympower platform, can provide various modes of flexibility to the grid, increasing the business case and improving returns on your investment.
Mixers, in for example the chemical industry and in waste treatment processes, can be turned into a flexible resource by connecting them to the Sympower platform. Reduce your electricity bill, while providing services to the electricity grid, contributing to a clean energy system.
Crushing processes are well suited for taking part on the Sympower platform. The flexibility of these processes can be monetised on various electricity markets.
Unlock the flexibility of your electrolysis processes by connecting to the Sympower platform. Electrolysis can provide various grid services, contributing to a more sustainable electricity system and generating extra revenues at the same time.
There is a lot of untapped flexibility in the industrial sector. All electrical assets have a flexibility potential. Reach out if you think your assets consumption/production can participate to a more stable grid.

How it Works

Your flexible assets will be connected to the Sympower platform, either directly via a software connection, or via the Sympower hardware. If installation is required, this is always done together with electricians (whether in-house or external) who are familiar with your systems. The hardware ensures that we can control your flexible processes, within the mutually agreed upon limits and restrictions, and measure the power consumption of those processes in real time. During moments when the grid is out of balance, Sympower will adjust the power consumption or production of your processes temporarily to help restore balance on the grid. The grid operator pays for the provision of this service.

How to Join the Platform

1. Intake

The first step is getting to know you and your business, and determining how your systems  can participate in grid balancing services. We will explain the system, the benefits and what it will mean for your business.

2. Offer

We'll create a custom offer detailing the estimated revenues for your business, based on the size and nature of your appliances and devices, and on the needs of your business. There are no up front costs for the installation of our system.

3. Installation

After reviewing the contract and discussing the limits or restrictions you wish to set on our system, we will proceed with planning and executing the installation. A certified electrician will install and test the system and you'll be good to go.

4. Go-Live

You are now set to participate in paid grid balancing services and contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable energy system. The system will be running in the background, without affecting your day to day business activities.
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