E.ON presents feasibility study for Pellworm

E.ON, Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG, Westcoast University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer Anwendungszentrum Systemtechnik regard the island of Pellworm as the ideal location for realising the energy world of the future on a small, manageable scale. This is the result of a feasibility study which found that Pellworm offers ideal conditions for acting as a pioneer in the development of an integrated energy system. On the island there are already a large number of renewable energy generation systems, which produce far more electricity than the island needs, and a corresponding grid infrastructure.

The study shows that it is possible to largely use on site the renewable energy produced on Pellworm and to transmit less electricity to the mainland. A battery storage system and intelligent control technology will supplement the E.ON hybrid power station already existing on Pellworm. Together with the project partners, E.ON Hanse is now proceeding with implementation planning and determining the elements needed for system development. Subsequently the new technology will be installed. Pellworm is an important E.ON project in the research and development sector.

"With its international technological competence, E.ON is also involved at the regional level. In more than 600 technology projects, we are currently working on the future of energy supply, for example on innovative storage concepts," said Dr. Dierk Paskert, Chairman of the E.ON Hanse Supervisory Board and responsible at E.ON for distribution grids in Germany. "Pellworm is an excellent example of how this technology can be used on the spot," he added. "On Pellworm we will install all components of a smart grid, enabling us to test today the energy supply of tomorrow. In this context a major role is played by the storage of renewable energy, which can then be used when the solar and wind sources are not available."

"This study is special in that generation, storage, distribution and consumption are for the first time being examined together," said Professor Jürgen Hussmann of Fachhochschule Westküste. "This applies not only to the actual energy flows, but also to the necessary means of communication between the individual system components."