The Power of our energy solution

Green is not just a buzzword at CE+T. As we are more than convinced by energy storage solutions, it made sense to install ours in our plant in Belgium. The complete solution is now fully operational.

Why?

The energy storage systems for Commerce & industries are the ideal solution to reduce the electricity bill by limiting the power intake from the grid, secure the power supply of critical equipment, maximize the use of the renewable energy production, increase the nuclear/fossil fuel independency and on demand, sustain the grid.

Nowadays, the grid becomes more difficult to stabilize and the number of power outages in the future will increase. Then we decide to equip our Belgian site with our own storage installation.

How?

We installed 800 solar panels on the roof of our building in Wandre (Belgium) to complete the existing installation. These solar panels, along with our solar tracker, have a total production capacity of 230 kVA. Each year and during more than 20 years, about 225 MWh of energy should be produced on site. You can watch this installation in the video (here).

Connected to this renewable production, we installed 80 kW of modular power converters (4 modules) and 85 kWh of batteries (150 kWh more to come). Combining all these components with an Energy Management System (EMS), we are now benefitting from a complete Smart Energy Storage Solution.

More than a showroom for our customers, we will use this amazing equipment as a living lab to improve and validate new features for our always broader products range!

Results

Thanks to this complete storage installation, CE+T increased its photovoltaic self-consumption rate to 36% and reached a green production representing 64% of the total consumption.

PV electricity production and additional applications from the battery like peaks shavings, self-consumption maximisation and power factor compensation will allow CE+T to save more than 35 000€ every year, for about 20 years, on its electricity bill.

On top of this financial aspect, we benefit from a backup solution to save our loads in case of power outage thanks to the integrated back-up functionality.

Liege Creative : Energy Communities

Jean-Pierre Chisogne will be a speaker at the next Liege Creative Forum. In the context of the fast evolving intermittent renewable energies, all parties have to work together to develop the grid of the future. CE+T Energrid will present one of the key part wich is the energy storage.

More info in this link

We successfully inaugurated our first Microgrid project at Mery

After months of hard work, our first Microgrid project had a successful official opening this 1st June at Mery with the presence of our Ministers. The solution is composed by CE+T power converters (640 kW), storage (340 kWh) and software (EMS and BMS). The whole CE+T Energrid team is now ready to propose storage and microgrid solutions for commercial or industrial customer in Belgium and abroad. These solutions are ideal to reduce your energy bill as explained in this video :

We are proud to be part of the first Microgrid in Wallonia in collaboration with Nethys, ULiège and many more. They talk about MeryGrid here :

CE+T Energrid will be speaking at the Green Mind University

CE+T Energrid will be present at the Green Mind University 2018 where Jean-Pierre Chisogne, our General Manager, will talking about the challenges and opportunities in Microgrids for commercial and industrial facilities. If you want learn more the future of the Energy, you can find more information about the event in followed links : Information about the event Agenda & Speakers  

Our Abstract has been selected for the CIRED Workshop 2018 !

With the emergence of renewable energies, we are shifting from a centralized to a local production of electricity power. This will increase the need for Residential Power Electronics. In this context we've proposed to the CIRED workshop 2018 an abstract addressing the need for a rethinking of electrical converters as bidrectional smart energy gates. You can find our abstract here.

MeryGrid complete the first stage of test !

Our Smart Grid project, MeryGrid, has successfully run the first batch of test at CE+T ! MeryGrid is a Pilot Project, in cooperation with Nethys, ULiège and Sirris, which is main goal is to set up one of the first Smart Grid in Belgium. It will supply three companies who have two means of energy generation, hydraulic and solar. Our system contains 196 Li-On batteries from Valence and 32 of our AGIL modules. It will be able to supply or charge the batteries at 640 kW on demand. One of our main issue was to synchronize every actor, who each has a specific mean of communication, to be able to have optimal use of the available power. We’ve been able to perform full charge and discharge at an optimal cycle for the batteries life. The EMS of ULiège also has successfully run their EMS cycle. The container has been sent in painting last week and will be installed at Mery in about two weeks where will run our system at full power and finalize the project See you in soon at Mery!