Dutch installer Zonneplan launches maiden smart grid system that tracks rates in real time

Nov 22, 2021 01:15 PM ET
  • Dutch solar installer Zonneplan has launched its initial 'smart grid' system called that will certainly use customers energy based on real-time rates.
Dutch installer Zonneplan launches maiden smart grid system that tracks rates in real time
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Released this week (15 November), Slimme energie (Smart Energy) is a virtual power plant (VPP) and also peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading system that aims to completely digitise the generation, purchase, sale and also storage space of electrical energy.

Zonneplan has actually been establishing Smart Energy for over 2 years and received permission from the Dutch consumer watchdog to provide energy greater than a year earlier.

Via an application and through use a smart meter plug-in called Zonneplan Connect, consumers can see what the electrical power price and the portion of eco-friendly generated electrical energy on the grid every hr.

"We offer insight right into the per hour rates for power, reveal what percent of the electrical power on the grid during that hour in fact originates from the sunlight as well as the wind as well as we also supply insight right into the consumer's energy usage," said Zonneplan chief executive officer Paul van der Klooster.

Zonneplan is currently establishing a home billing terminal as well as has plans for a home battery storage space system. "Our innovation will certainly soon control these tools instantly and also wirelessly. Individuals with a Zonneplan Connect will certainly soon form the biggest linked smart grid in the Netherlands. Everyone can then acquire, sell, produce and keep their own electricity," claimed Van der Klooster.



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