Refrigerated Warehouse

200 kW

of totally automated flexibility

10%

of AM Energy Solutions monthly electric energy bill as revenue

120 t

of CO2 footprint reduced annually

0%

of AM Energy Solutions core business affected

AM Energy Solutions have always greeted a measure to reduce its electricity bill. Before joining Fusebox demand response platform we used to adjust our consumption according to Nord Pool day-ahead price. Today the combination of two separate measures reduces the cost of energy and generates additional revenue.
AM Energy Solutions

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: Up and Down regulation of Load

Services: mFRR

AM Energy Solutions operates 10 000 m2 refrigerated warehouse and cold storage in Tallinn. Their facilities are storing more than 17 000 pallets of various food products at peak times and play an important role in the supply chains across the Baltics. It means that keeping the correct temperatures across their premises is vital to their operations.

Additional revenue

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.

Key observations

  • 200 kW of totally automated flexibility
  • Generates revenue covering up to 10% of AM Energy Solutions monthly electricity bill
  • Reduces CO2 footprint in the Baltic Power Market
  • Does not affect core business