Welcome to the MASSIG
The system of our electrical energy supply is changing: while in the past electricity has been provided by large centralised power plants using conventional energy resources, more and more environmentally friendly and renewable technologies like wind power or Photovoltaics are contributing to our energy mix. Liberalisation of the energy markets in Europe and unbundling of the former integral power companies give the chance for smaller investors and market players to engage in power production. One condition for this, however, that these investments bring a reasonable income for the owners.
Currently most decentralised and environmentally friendly power generation systems are subsidised by special feed-in tariffs, grants or other financial support measures. On a long term we feel the necessity, that also such generation technologies need to integrate into the overall system of electricity supply and that they can earn money by selling electricity market products. The goal of the project MASSIG is to show solutions and to discuss ideas, how this can be done.
Of course we still work on the solution, but we have in the project team quite a number of ideas and promising concepts. Examples of such concepts are: Integration in Virtual Power Plants, Aggregation of a larger number of distributed single generators, contribution to different energy market products besides the conventional "selling of energy", involvement in power quality services and others.
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