In this video from SmartGridSherpa.com, DNV KEMA discusses how the future Smart Grid will manage the discrepancy between peak electricity hours and the variable generation of renewable energy. Discussion of DNV KEMA’s pilot project, PowerMatching City, helps explain the Smart Grid and prove the systems feasibility and reliability.
Launched in 2007 as one of the INTEGRAL project demonstrations (EU FP6-038576), PowerMatching City demonstrates what our energy system could look like in 2030. PowerMatching City consists of real homes in Hoogkerk, a village near Groningen in the Netherlands, outfitted with a variety of Smart Grid appliances. Gas-fueled appliances ensure the integration of gas and electricity on the household level, creating flexibility for peak loads in electricity demand. This market-based Smart Grid implementation allows end-users to trade energy on a local market level.