In most cases, emergency generating sets are never operational, except during test runs. However, the systems can do much more than just remain in standby mode for those extremely rare cases of grid outages. They can participate in the balancing-energy market and generate additional revenue. In addition, it is possible to use emergency generating sets in a targeted manner to reduce electricity consumption from the grid and thus reduce grid usage costs. If the grid connection is technically suitable, the systems may possibly also be used to cover supply during peak load times for the upstream distribution system operator. 

We market your emergency generating sets in combination with our controllable power station fleet in order to generate additional revenue from your system. At the same time, it continues to be fully available for its primary task – providing an emergency electricity supply for your business. According to legal regulations, your system may run for test purposes for up to 15 hours per month, which is your opportunity to generate revenue from the systems and reduce your costs. 

Your benefits

We offer a full-service package: professional initial consultation (including an estimate of expected revenue), active support in clarifying permission issues and approval from your grid operator, installation of the remote-control technology and optimised use.

A profit-share model governs the allocation of all income and costs resulting from our optimisation work, i.e. RWE also carries a portion of all the costs associated with the optimisation process (including the initial costs for fitting your system with the required technology for optimised test run operation). In this way, you can generate extra revenue with a reliable partner.

The primary functionality of your emergency generating sets is not affected in any way. Individual operational restrictions are taken into account for the optimisation process as a matter of course. In addition, the operational reliability of your system is improved further since it is tested under real operational conditions. Operation under full or high load even stabilises system availability, because an optimised combustion temperature can prevent damage that may otherwise occur as a result of partial-load operation.

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