An innovative solution to forecast electricity generation at the Toucan photovoltaic facility in French Guiana
EDF Store & Forecast announces the successful implementation of its Energy Management System, Pegase EMS, for the smart control of converters and batteries of the 5MWp Toucan photovoltaic facility in French Guiana.
This innovative technology has been developped by EDF Store & Forecast. The solution offers a better electricity forecast to the local grid manager with a warranty of the energy generated by the solar facility combined with storage.
In this project, EDF Store & Forecast delivered to EDF EN, developer and project owner of Toucan, engineering services: optimal battery sizing and global energetic assessments (energy selling, losses, penalties).
The company also adapted and implemented its software Pegase EMS on site.
Toucan solar photovoltaic facility is located in Montsinéry-Tonnégrande along the coastline of Guiana. It represents an installed capacity of 5MWp. Its batteries (4.5 MWh of Zebra battery) contribute to the stability of the local power system by absorbing the extra solar generation and restoring it according to the needs of the grid.
Toucan is a winner project of the French photovoltaic call of tender (AO CRE ZNI) for solar generation combined with storage in extra-territorial and non-connected areas. The innovation consists in a better management of electricity generation to support the relative fragility of the grid in these areas.
Wind and solar energies have known exponential growth since the last years as a result of the constant fall in the production costs. However, the penetration rate of renewables in the French electric system is close to its threshold (30%). Further integration, while maintaining the grid stability, will depend on generation forecasts along with smart control of production, storage and electricity demand.
Toucan solar project represents a milestone for EDF Store & Forecast, a flagship. Created in 2014, the company aims to develop its innovative solution for wind and solar electricity in France and abroad.
EDF Store & Forecast develops and commercializes a smart and autonomous control software that optimizes the operation of local electric systems by leveraging forecast and energy storage technology. You are an energy producer, a network operator, a commercial & industrial consumer or a local authority: the company adapts its Energy Management System (EMS) to your installations able to serve multiple applications: renewable energy intermittency management, ancillary services, economic dispatch, auto-consumption maximization and energy bill reduction. Our customers benefit from our strong expertise throughout the lifetime of projects: project sizing, forecasting, supplying, and maintenance of our software solution. In addition to its global EMS offering, the company also commercializes renewable production and consumption forecasts.Contact
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