Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has delivered a stabilization project to support Denmark's power grid, in collaboration with Aeven, a provider of adaptive digital and data center solutions. The project ensures greater stability and resilience of the Danish local network without affecting the reliability of Data Centers or Aevens clients. In 2022, Aeven's technical experts awarded one megawatt (MW) of capacity from one of its Data Centers in Denmark to support this critical project.
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Sept. 26 -- Schneider Electric issued the following news release:
- Aeven, an award-winning data center operator, has partnered with Schneider Electric to create Denmark's first network stabilization solution.
- Schneider Electric's cutting-edge, ultra-energy efficient Galaxy™ VX UPS and EcoStruxure™ software were at the heart of the success.
- The project ensures greater stabilization and resilience of the Danish local network without affecting the reliability of Data Centers or the stability of Aeven customers.
Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has delivered a stabilization project to support Denmark's power grid, in collaboration with Aeven, a provider of adaptive digital and data center solutions.
Recently separated from NNIT, Aeven has three decades of experience in the digital infrastructure sector. As an independent company, it is headquartered in Denmark and has a presence in the Philippines and the Czech Republic, providing robust and secure digital and data center services to clients in the public sector, AI and life sciences, and regulated markets such as finance.
Stabilize the Danish power grid
After decades of stability in the Nordic countries, the green transition from fossil energy to dependence on renewable energy, combined with a difficult macroeconomic context , has led Danish grid authorities to struggle to stabilize grid supply. Due to Denmark's topography, parts of the country's grid are currently experiencing significantly increased peak demand, which has led authorities to turn to large energy consumers for short- and long-term relief.
In response to the request, Energinet , the Danish Transmission System Operator (OST), developed a Fast Frequency Reserve (FFR), through which Data Centers and other energy-intensive industries could support the grid with frequency stabilization. Working with Schneider Electric's research and development team in Kolding and its service counterparts in Paris, Aeven built a custom solution with the Galaxy VX uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide FFR and stabilize the power grid local.
The first of its kind in Denmark
In 2022, Aeven's technical experts awarded one megawatt (MW) of capacity from one of its Data Centers in Denmark to support this critical project. Having first purchased the Galaxy VX UPS in 2017, Aeven used Schneider Electric's patented eConversion technology and EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor software to create a dedicated FFR solution that would help stabilize the grid during peak demand.
From the beginning, the project took twelve months to test, validate and put into operation, and significantly increased the operational efficiency of Aeven's existing set of Galaxy VX UPSs. For example, by using Schneider Electric's eConversion operating mode, which offers efficiency of up to 99% without compromising availability, Aeven reduced UPS energy waste by 68% per year, without sacrificing data center stability.
Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor , a cloud-based demand-side software platform, enables companies to dynamically control and automate on-site energy resources – using predictive algorithms to seamlessly connect to decentralized power as and when needed.
Looking ahead, Aeven is planning to expand the scope of the solution to include multi-MW power capabilities from more of its data centers – demonstrating the significant value the industry can play in producing renewable energy and building a future more sustainable and resilient. Aeven's FFR solution recently won the "Sustainable Data Center Project" award at the Danish Data Center Industry Awards for its focus on building a climate-positive future and using technological innovation to help solve one of the world's biggest challenges. Denmark. She was also nominated for an annual award from the Danish Chamber of Commerce, which recognizes digital action for the benefit of society at large.
"Innovation is an essential part of Aeven's philosophy, but to innovate successfully we must collaborate with like-minded partners and have a mutual understanding of each other's businesses," said Peter Kristian Soegaard, Data Center Manager at Aeven . "Schneider Electric understands the need for sustainability and resilience to go hand in hand. This project allowed us to work together to create a national first, using innovation to help stabilize the grid and make a positive difference to the environment."
“Our mission as a company is to be our customers' partner for sustainability and efficiency, and through a relentless search for sustainable innovation, we have achieved something groundbreaking with Aeven for Danish industry,” said Marc Garner, SVP, Secure Power Division of Schneider Electric Europe. "By listening to the needs of local energy suppliers, and in close collaboration with Aeven, we helped create a solution that, if adopted at scale, could benefit communities not only in Denmark, but across the world."
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Source: Schneider Electric
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