In most cases emergency generators are not used apart from trial operations. However, these assets can provide much more than secure power supply during mains failure. With support from RWE, you can use your backup generator to reduce your operating costs and even generate additional revenues. Of course, the primary function of emergency power supply remains unrestricted.

Your benefit

You can turn the power of your emergency generator into cash by RWE helping you to use it at only a few, but just the right times per year. RWE, as one of the leading energy suppliers in Europe, offers significantly more options than most competitors, hence you can benefit in several ways with our various product modules:

Decentralized feed-in

On the one hand, your emergency generator can be used to relieve the load on the power distribution grid by means of decentralized feed-in. This can generate attractive revenues (decentralized feed-in tariff). For this, your emergency generator must be operated at the "right time" in the year. This is the time with the highest peak load in the distribution grid, which is not fixed in advance. RWE has many years of know-how and a proven load forecasting model that enables RWE to predict this point in time with high reliability.

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Decentralized feed-in

Marketing of balancing power

In addition, your emergency power generator can provide so-called balancing power to stabilize the frequency of the public power transmission grid. Since the generator is kept at operating temperature anyway for the case of a grid failure, it is ideally suited for the provision of positive balancing power. Already for the capability to provide balancing power there is an attractive remuneration - even without the ge­nerator having to produce electricity.

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Marketing of balancing power

Peak load shaving

Also, the targeted use of your genset for peak load shaving can sig­nificantly reduce the cost of your electricity purchases from the public grid. Our optimization systems, which will be adjusted to your  special needs, ensure that your genset is used at exactly the right time.

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Peak load shaving

Next to these economic advantages, there are also technical benefits. For example, the reliability of your emergency generator improves as the test operations at low load are replaced by targeted operations under high load; these cause less wear. Since there are only a few extra operations, your maintenance cycle will not be affected.

Our approach

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