QOS Energy has completed the delivery of an innovative Energy Management System to SunHydrO, a combined renewable energy and storage R&D project led by French aggregator Sun’R Smart Energy. SunHydrO is a collaborative project involving more than 12 parties. The Energy Management System designed by QOS Energy offers the real-time aggregation of data generated from the plants, weather data, market prices and the energy storage units’ behaviour into one single data hub. What is more, short-term and very short-term production and prices forecast models have been developed. A flexible pumped hydro storage unit has been dimensioned to meet the needs of a local loop with lots of variable decentralised generation. Optimisation algorithms were created to improve the energy supply to the grid. Finally, recommendations for changes to the regulatory framework were made, and innovative business models for renewable energy production coupled with storage were elaborated.
“QOS Energy has largely capitalised on this project to develop additional capabilities with regards to energy storage. Our cloud-based O&M analytics platform can cope with the complex requirements brought by the combination of storage units with renewable energy plants. Markets are still at the beginning of the storage revolution. We believe at QOS Energy that open and flexible data management systems and storage technology will be a requisite to facilitate the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the grid,” concludes Jean-Yves Bellet, VP-CTO of QOS Energy.