The Role of Industrial Processes in Balancing the Fluctuating Production from Renewable Energy Sources

Friday, 14 February 2014
Regency A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Bo Nørregaard Jorgensen , University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
The presentation will discuss the process industry’s future role as Prosumers in the Smart Grid. Process industries can become Prosumers in the Smart Grid by combining their co-generation facilities with the intrinsic energy flexibility of their processes. Thereby providing the means to balance the fluctuating production from renewable energy sources like wind and solar. However, this is a non-trivial challenge, as it requires intelligent integration of the production processes with the Smart Grid.