Using data collected from Migros' warehouse Email List temperature sensors and logistics, real-time energy data from BKW and Swissgrid and software and algorithms developed by IBM, the pilot project therefore intends to optimize the balance between production and consumption of energy, by adjusting the operation of the air conditioning units based on Email List the available energy. In this sense, cold stores would then add to the list of techniques that can be used to balance supply and demand on the network.
As already experienced in other projects with electric Email List vehicles, household appliances and homes. "In addition to demonstrating the capabilities of the technology behind the project, we also hope to illustrate how industrial energy consumers, such as Email List can redesign their processes for optimal integration into the electricity system - it is a financially winning solution for all of them, explains Wolf-Christian Rumsch, BKW Project Manager.
For Swissgrid, a key motivation for participation is to improving grid stability, which will have a positive impact on the security of energy supplies. " Maintaining the temperature inside the Email List warehouses in fact involves a considerable expenditure of energy: perishable goods are in fact kept constantly at -28 ° C for a consumption of approximately 500,000 kilowatt hours per month, equivalent to that of almost 1,500 homes. Despite the general decline in the demand for work by the Email List production system