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EDF Store & Forecast guarantees photovoltaic generation at the Monte Cinto solar farm in Corsica with its smart EMS

EDF Store & Forecast guarantees photovoltaic generation at the Monte Cinto solar farm in Corsica with its smart EMS

In North-East Corsica, EDF Store & Forecast has kitted out the Monte Cinto solar farm with storage with its Energy Management System (EMS). A smart management tool, the EMS guarantees photovoltaic generation to owners of power plants located in non-interconnected territory.

In Borgo (Corsica), the Monte Cinto project consists of a 1-MWp solar farm and a stationary battery (1 MW-1.8 MWh). As part of this project, EDF Store & Forecast provided and configured its Energy Management System (EMS).

It manages the power station/battery duo on a continuous basis by smartly balancing out variations in photovoltaic generation. For example, the EMS decides when electricity should be temporarily stored in the battery and when it should be released. Thanks to EDF Store & Forecast’s photovoltaic generation forecast service, the EMS can make even more effective management decisions.

Monte Cinto is the result of a CRE ZNI* Call for Tenders. ZNI territories are not connected to continental electrical grid and are sensitive in terms of electrical safety. Solar farm producers are asked to infeed generated power into the electrical grid on a day-ahead scheduled production plan. EDF Store & Forecast’s solution meets the demands of the local electrical grid manager while maximizing photovoltaic generation performance for the client.

Since its foundation, EDF Store & Forecast has been providing its EMS to guarantee photovoltaic and wind power generation in many French island and isolated territories like La Reunion, Mayotte, Guyana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and New Caledonia. Monte Cinto is its first project in Corsica.

* CRE = French energy regulatory commission / ZNI = insular or isolated territories

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