EDF Store & Forecast optimizes electricity production at the Segur solar PV plant with energy storage in Martinique
EDF Store & Forecast has supplied its EMS software and production forecast solution to the Segur solar PV plant with energy storage in Martinique. The Energy Management System is now optimizing the plant and its contiguous battery while controlling the conditions for injecting electricity into the grid. This management is refined in real time according to the company’s PV power generation forecasts.
The Segur renewable energy site in Martinique consists of a solar PV power plant (1.3 MWp) and a lithium-ion battery (0.6 MW–1.2 MWh).
The EDF Store & Forecast Energy Management System (EMS) controls these facilities based on the requirements of the island’s electricity grid. It controls the storage and release of energy in the battery. It also incorporates real-time forecasts of PV power generation, making its decisions even more reliable.
For the plant’s owner, PV electricity generation is:
- optimized constantly thanks to the battery’s storage capacity – variability due to clouds and the day/night cycle is limited;
- controlled, because electricity is injected into the grid based on the network operator’s needs, according to a production schedule announced each day for the following day.
For this project, EDF Store & Forecast has drawn on all its expertise in battery sizing, on-site EMS configuration and installation, calculation of PV power generation operational forecasts, and operation and maintenance of the software system.
As 2021 draws to a close, EDF Store & Forecast has configured and delivered around 30 EMS worldwide, nearly a third of them for the winning bidders for CRE ZNI* contracts in France (Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Mayotte, Corsica). Whether they are isolated or connected, local electricity systems are managed with maximum efficiency, providing the optimum response to each customer’s needs.
* To find out more about non-interconnected zones (in French): https://www.cre.fr/Transition-energetique-et-innovation-technologique/soutien-a-la-production/transition-energetique-dans-les-zni