Introduction

The case studies show the use of MicrogridCreator in practice. Performing real-life situations will help you see how an optimal mix of the energy system works.

You can also take a closer look at these case studies in our Showcasing Gallery. There you also have the opportunity to change the parameters and optimization goals of the individual use cases and thus obtain your own results.

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Integrated energy building

Planners are looking for solutions that provide fast profitability analysis considering as many real-life factors as possible. This implies taking into account a variety of different effects when accounting for more complex and “sector coupled” systems. Most current methods are very limited, i.e. including only a restricted number of technologies. Also, their application is highly time-consuming, as every system component needs to be dimensioned individually.

Location: Berlin, Germany
Case study type: On-grid
Subject: Cost-benefit analysis of integrated energy (electricity, heating, cooling)
Goal: Reduce total cost

Applied strategy

Techno-economical optimization, load profile generation, power to heat, electrical autharchy. Elaboration of one scenario including CHP, PV, Wind Turbines, Heat Pumps, Compression Chiller, Boiler and Heat Storage.

Results

LCoE reduction: electricity 37%, heating 55%, cooling 29%. Self-sufficiency level: 70%. The study shows high savings potential for the building, making investment attractive (estimated break-even time: 4 years).

For a detailed report please reach us at contact@energenious.eu

A factory in Costa Rica

Electricity prices in Costa Rica are the highest in Central America, for this reason companies, especially ones with high energy consumption, are looking to become more flexible and less grid dependent.

Location: Costa Rica
Case study type: On-grid
Subject: Cost-benefit analysis of installation of PV and battery
Goal: Reduce total cost (peak shaving)

Applied strategy

Techno-economical optimization, gathering of weather data, peak shaving. Analysis of three integration scenarios for different combinations of rooftop PV and Lithium-Ion batteries on the premises.

Results

LCoE reduction up to 10 %, leading to a forecasted ROI of 70 % over a project lifetime of 25 years.

For a detailed report please reach us at contact@energenious.eu