Through CSGriP, off-grid energy networks are connected to each other and to the regular power grid. Central is the battery, developed by Sustainable Off-grid Power Station for Rural Applications (SORPA). (Click here to know more about SOPRA.)
A stand-alone energy network like SOPRA, is called a cell. Linking such cells has several advantages. If a cell does not have enough power, energy can be used from a different cell. And if the number of users becomes too large for a single cell, it can simply be connected to an additional cell.
In contrast to SORPA, CSGriP is also suitable for densely populated areas. There, a cell can be connected to the regular power supply. This is for example useful when the power supply is unreliable. If the electricity fails in an area, CSGriP operates on its own. At ACRRES the battery is connected to the bio-combined heat and power plant, solar PV and small scale wind. Through this test the concept of SCGRIP will prove its worth in practice. Partners with ACRRES in this project are Alliander, Avans Hogeschool, Bredenoord Aggregaten, DNV GL, TU Delft en Alfen.
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