ZF Energy’s microgrids lower the amount of energy input per manufactured unit. This means a direct benefit in reduced emissions. If appropriate, we integrate renewable energy into the microgrid infrastructure, optimally dispatched in ways that are not conventionally possible. For instance, we can match dispatchable and non-dispatchable generation in such a way to maximize exports and capacity revenue – income that can only be seen through the use of our ReD controller. All these measures result in the effective elimination of SOx and Hg emissions, a large reduction in NOx, and 5%-20% reductions in CO2 emissions per MWh.
Our industrial microgrids integrate every process component, switch, motor, relay, and controller in combination every facet of thermal and electrical consumption and generation into a precisely managed microgrid. We integrate not merely conventional generation of all kinds, but also solar PV, solar thermal, biodigestion, and water processing, where economically sensible.