Our Concept

We have a clear Vision how best to organize a Climate Friendly Energy System

“Today, the penetration of renewables is no longer a question of technology or economics but one of developing more flexible markets and smarter energy systems. Thus, the policy focus should be on transforming power grids to become more flexible, increasing demand-side integration, and integrating power systems with transport, buildings, industry, and heating and cooling sectors, with the support of regulations, business, and finance models.”
(REN21: Renewable 2014 – Global Status Report – Key Findings. 2014, p12.)

To make the electric energy system more flexible, Easy Smart Grid proposes a simple, affordable, secure and robust technology. It combines two established principles that so far have been used separately in the energy system: 

  • The economic principle: Variable prices in the energy market ensure the balance of production and consumption. As volatility grows with more renewables, real time markets maintain system balance by faster and more frequent electricity price updates.

  • The engineering principle: Any imbalance of production and consumption leads to a change in grid frequency. This information is used to activate control power from fossil plants and, increasingly, large customers. This is also used for virtual power plants, executed by aggregators.

Easy Smart Grid combines these two established principles by coding a price signal onto grid frequency. Technical and economic stimuli now work in synchronism, and the resulting system becomes more efficient and less complex.

  • High energy price (low frequency) means:

    • short energy supply → reduce or shift demand if possible
    • high energy demand →  increase production if possible

  • Low energy price (high frequency) means:

    • high energy supply → increase demand if possible
    • short energy demand → reduce or shift production if possible

With Easy Smart Grid each grid participant can take decisions that are optimal for him as well as for the grid.