De Ecovat besturingssoftware is gericht op de koppeling tussen het vat en het interne energienetwerk van de aangekoppelde gebouwde omgeving en het hoogspanningsnetwerk. Hiermee wordt het micro grid geschikt gemaakt voor netbalancering. De Ecovat besturingssoftware zorgt ervoor dat op basis van actuele weersverwachtingen en energieprijzen op de juiste plek actie wordt ondernomen.

The control software follows three steps

  • Predicting energy currents

  • Matching supply and demand at a local level

  • Controlling hardware in such a way that the goal function on the micro grid is achieved

All energy currents in a grid are controlled in an economical way and reckon with end users and other energy sources present. Thus, the needs of the grid users are fulfilled in the best possible way and flexibility is used in the most optimal way.

Tailor-made for every situation

The Ecovat control software works on the basis of control and optimization algorithms, by means of which all energy currents in an Ecovat micro grid are optimally controlled. The definition of ‘optimal’ differs per situation. That is why the control software is tailored to each different situation.

The revenue model for the user is not only determined by the volume of the tank and the number of charging and discharging cycles, but also by the freedom of being able to store energy, to use it or even to return it to the grid. All this depending on the value of energy at that particular moment.