The Energy Science Technology Conference & exhibition (www.est-conference.com) is an interdisciplinary event for international energy research, this year organised in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Hans Schäfers from HAW Hamburg presented key results from an E-Harbours Hamburg Showcase at the EST conference poster presentation on May 20th.The poster presents results from the Hamburg showcase, featuring a chemical company in the port of Hamburg.
It discusses the potential business case of reserve capacity provision by flexibly operating the company’s combined heat and power plant (CHP), and analyzes the option of employing Power-to-heat technology to increase revenues. This is put into the context of the energy transition, where power-to-heat could contribute to substituting natural gas with surplus wind power, saving the gas for power production in times of low wind power supply.
The illustration, taken from the poster, shows how adding an electric boiler to the CHP unit triples the flexibility the installation can provide.The poster is available for download here: Poster e-harbours_EST_Conference_2015.