Microgeneration has been described as:
fSmallscale generation of heating, cooling and electricity-delivering energy by individuals and Smart Meters in order to meet their own needs.
fDifferent forms of grouped or co-operative small-scale productions at community level existing to meet local needs.
Rapidly Changing Energy Systems
Establishing standalone, individual, and group energy systems and Stand-alone Micro-Grids.
Smart Micro Energy Systems are regulated by contract to provide Grid support and Local Energy Solutions. It builds towards Smart Micro Grid Cells meshed into emerging Smart Grids.
To install Distributed Energy Resources (generators, batteries etc,) to have more local ownership and control.
Microgeneration includes a variety of technologies (hydropower, geothermal, solar power, marine, wind, heat pump, biomass) having a specific focus on the renewable and sustainable dimensions
MEGA and South Dublin City Council now intend to increase capacity and scale to develop and test innovative solutions that integrates Smart Energy Systems and Utility Grids.
Battery Storage Systems with advanced Power Converters are the ideal solution to stabilize power networks with high renewable penetration.
Prosumers offer value in transforming our energy system, balancing local generation (White Energy) and in forming the basis for Smart Grid development.
The Smart Micro Energy Cluster system is under-developed by MPOWER and is centered around the Smart Micro Energy Test Bed (a South Dublin County Council partnership).
Distributed energy generation can cause system imbalances, but this can be compensated by increased flexibility from Prosumers.
The EU Energy Directive is to compel energy efficiency & security in the grid through small scale local energy production and consumption. Smart Grids hold out for the Solution.
Solving of the current problems of Grid Stabilization in order to provide and benefit our willing Prosumers with as seamless transition to Local Energy Communities as possible.
Directly supporting and serving the needs of all participating Prosumers involved by providing community based grid-balancing services, and balance of transactions controlled at grid supply to a community interface.
The Tallaght SmartGrid began from concept in 2009 and has begun the realized dreams of smartcluster setup. Read all about new partnerships, collaborators and how we are re-defining the Irish energy industry.
Our vision is to facilitate Prosumers in the Tallaght Testbed community in order to promote local clean energy generation for local consumption in real-time. Our Founding Partners and Stakeholders listed below are invested in regulating and controlling Smart Micro Energy Clusters together, carving out a strong niche in this important new Irish market.
Dudley Stewart – C. Eng. MPower