About the client
Did you know that refrigerated warehouses account for approximately 16% of electricity consumption in the food industry? Or that they can act as batteries to reduce CO2 and earn revenue from the electricity market?
Demand Side Response helps AM Energy Solutions earn additional revenue and reduce carbon emissions.
Function: Refrigerated warehouse
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Capacity: 200 kW
Assets: Load Up and Down regulation
AM Energy Solutions operates 10 000 m2 refrigerated warehouse and cold storage in Tallinn. During the peak moments, their facilities are storing more than 17 000 pallets of various food products. Therefore, playing an important role among many supply chains across the Baltics. It means that keeping the correct temperatures across the halls is vital to their operations.
AM Energy Solutions earns revenue when its flexibility is offered to the balancing market by Fusebox. Flexibility is defined as the ability to raise or lower the electricity consumption (even for minutes) compared to the usual consumption pattern. AM Energy Solutions is mainly reducing its electricity consumption whenever there is a deficit of power generation in the Baltics. Averaging 1,5h load reduction per day and earning quite often 3 times the next-hour Nord Pool price for not consuming electricity. During the test period, we found that revenue from demand response can equal up to 10% of AM Energy Solutions’ monthly electricity bills.
Demand response and daily routine
AM Energy Solutions is integrated into Fusebox’s demand response platform and earns revenue through shifting or reducing its electricity consumption. All the demand response signals are processed automatically, and the flexibility is only provided within the constraints of AM Energy Solutions’ normal operation. This ensures that critical temperatures will always remain within specified setpoints.
Other measures to reduce cost of electricity
AM Energy Solutions has always greeted a measure to reduce its electricity bill. Before joining the Fusebox’ demand response platform they used to adjust their consumption according to Nord Pool day-ahead price. By combining and analyzing the solutions it was found that one does not impair another. Alternatively, indications of increased flexibility were found during the night hours. Therefore, AM Energy Solutions is now running two separate measures to reduce the cost of electricity.
- 200 kW of totally automated flexibility
- Revenue up to 10% of AM Energy Solutions monthly electricity bill
- Reduces CO2 across the Baltics
- Does not affect core business