QOS Energy, a leading renewable O&M analytics software provider, has completed the delivery of an innovative Energy Management System to SunHydrO, a combined renewable energy and storage R&D project led by French aggregator SunR Smart Energy. The SunHydrO project aims to foster the grid integration of variable renewable energy sources with the added flexibility offered by pumped hydro storage units.
Nantes, France, June 19, 2017. QOS Energy, a leading renewable O&M analytics software provider, has completed the delivery of an innovative Energy Management System to SunHydrO, a combined renewable energy and storage R&D project led by French aggregator SunR Smart Energy. The SunHydrO project aims to foster the grid integration of variable renewable energy sources with the added flexibility offered by pumped hydro storage units.
Led by the French aggregator SunR Smart Energy, SunHydrO is a collaborative project involving more than 12 parties. The Energy Management System designed by QOS Energy offers the real-time aggregation of data generated from the plants, weather data, market prices and the energy storage units behaviour into one single data hub. What is more, short-term and very short-term production and prices forecast models have been developed. A flexible pumped hydro storage unit has been dimensioned to meet the needs of a local loop with lots of variable decentralized generation. Optimization algorithms were created to improve the energy supply to the grid. Finally, recommendations for changes to the regulatory framework were made, and innovative business models for renewable energy production coupled with storage were elaborated.
«QOS Energy has largely capitalised on this project to develop additional capabilities with regards to energy storage. Our cloud-based O&M analytics platform can cope with the complex requirements brought by the combination of storage units with renewable energy plants. Markets are still at the beginning of the storage revolution. We believe at QOS Energy that open and flexible data management systems and storage technology will be a requisite to facilitate the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the grid», concludes Jean-Yves Bellet, VP-CTO of QOS Energy.
About SunR Smart Energy
"Speed up the energy transition" is the moto of SunR Smart Energy. To achieve this objective, the company is committed to develop energy storage projects and, as a RES aggregator, to couple those flexible assets with variable renewable generation and foster their introduction into the grid. SunR Smart Energy is active in France and plans to develop in the main zones where storage is relevant.
About QOS Energy
As a software vendor specialised in energy information systems, QOS Energy has developed Qantum®, a web based energy O&M platform dedicated to the management of renewable energy assets and smart grids. Qantum® enables clients to increase power production, optimise operation and maintenance processes and maximise returns for more than 4 000 facilities worldwide, including 4.5 GW of renewable power.
QOS Energy is active in Europe, North America and Asia. QOS Energy is supported by two private equity funds: ETF partners (http://etfpartners.capital/ ) and GO Capital (http://www.gocapital.fr/).