The growing increase in renewable electricity production plants registered in Italy in recent years is creating a new model of energy production and distribution: the "distributed generation". Renewable plants are partially replacing the thermoelectric power plants.
Photovoltaic and wind power plants connected to public networks are characterized by a very low environmental impact but are limited by the intermittence of the source (solar or wind) according to the weather situation.
It leads to a displacement between production and consumption that must be compensated with energy reserves, today supplied by conventional plants fueled by fossil fuels.
The storage of electricity allows to neutralize the intermittency without produce with traditional sources, through:
- the accumulation of dedicated electricity, produced by a renewable energy plant, when the introduction into the grid is less necessary (for example, in the central hours of the day)
- the supply of energy during the peak hours of the request (for example, in the evening)
Europe has recognized the crucial role of electricity storage for sustainable development, by including electricity storage among the priority strategic technologies between now and 2050.
The use of accumulation systems associated with photovoltaic or wind parks is an emerging reality in Italy.
ENGIE Italia is carrying out industrial research and experimental development projects with the aim of integrating electrical energy storage with a production plant.
Electricity storage is an integrated solution to the installation of renewable plants that ENGIE offers with the aim of guaranteeing its customers tailor-made services, adaptable to every need.
Thanks to the expertise of Electro Power System (EPS), a company of the Group that has built storage facilities in Italy, Spain and non-European countries, ENGIE Italia offers a solution specialized in energy storage systems and microrets.