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AlpEnergy

The objective of the AlpEnergy project ist to explore the potential of an intelligent combination of renewable energy sources, load management and storages by using Virtual Power Systems.

At present, the Alpine Space is characterised by strong territorial discrepancies with regard to (conventional) energy supply. Rich endogenous renewable energy sources (RES) like hydropower, solar and wind energy, wood and other biomass exist throughout the Alpine Space. But equal access to their use is even more restricted because the use and the need to balance electricity production requires a strong electric grid and its – often unacceptable – extension or strengthening if the rate of RES is to be increased.

Virtual Power Systems offer an alternative by using ICT technology for intelligent combinations of renewable energy sources, load management and storage. A prerequisite are innovative ways of cooperation among utilities, independent power producers and consumers. Virtual Power Systems have a high potential to trigger new knowledge-based and competitive economic activities. AlpEnergy will explore this potential and sensitise political and business decision makers.

Project duration

Start date: 01.07.2008
End date: 31.12.2011

Lead partner

Public Power Utility Allgäu Ltd.
Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH
Kempten
Schwaben
Germany

Contact person

Michael Lucke
Michael.Lucke@auew.de
Tel.: +49 831 25 21 400

Project Website

www.alpenergy.net

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