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Our Virtual Power Plant supports the French power producer CNR in the direct marketing of solar and wind power in the French electricity market

Virtual Power Plant for CNR

fulfills the specific requirements of the French electricity market

energy & meteo systems ability to quickly and flexibly adapt its Virtual Power Plant to customers and market requirements is evidenced by the cooperation with the French electricity generating company Compagnie nationale du Rhône (CNR).

CNR operates several wind and solar parks, in addition to a series of hydroelectric power plants along the Rhône, and is greatly expanding this business field. The direct marketing of wind and solar power is not only assumed by CNR for its own portfolio, it also offers this as a service to other wind and solar plant operators.

The Virtual Power Plant by energy & meteo systems functions as a technical platform for direct marketing. It takes care of the bundling, real-time monitoring and efficient remote control of wind and solar parks depending on price signals from the electricity exchange. Moreover, with an individualized configuration, the Virtual Power Plant can be adapted to meet the specific requirements of the French electricity market. This way, renewable energy portfolios that profit from the new French market premium model can be immediately curtailed in the case of negativ EPEX spot market prices. The Virtual Power Plant for CNR was therefore adjusted in such a way that it automatically powers down wind and solar power production in the case of negative electricity prices.

This project was initiated by the German Energy Agency (DENA) and realized by the Foreign Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the DENA-Renewable-Energy-Solutions promoted program "Energy Export Initiative".

Event at the EUW 2019 in Paris launching our Virtual Power Plant for CNR.

Press release: CNR and energy & meteo systems have signed a contract to remote control solar and wind power plants in France

French article on the subject: Centrales virtuelles: Paroles d'agrégateurs

German Energy Agency (dena)

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German Energy Solutions Initiative

The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, which is coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The initiative offers networking and business opportunities in Germany and abroad, it showcases reference projects and facilitates know-how exchange.

dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (dena RES Programme)

The dena RES Programme was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency. This programme, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the German Energy Solutions Initiative, helps German renewable energy companies enter new markets. Within the framework of the programme, reference and demonstration projects are installed in cooperation with prestigious institutions. The installation is accompanied by comprehensive PR, marketing and training programmes. These projects showcase high-quality German renewable energy technology and help participating companies gain a foothold in new markets.

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