In order to achieve the goals of the European Energy Union, both renewable energy and energy efficiency need to be integrated across the energy system.
When looking at integrated energy systems, the grid is a key challenge. Both grid stability, as well as market fluctuations and demand patterns, require innovative solutions, which can integrate multiple renewable energy sources to adapt and mitigate to the challenges of the future energy system.
Working closely with customers, Vestas has developed different hybrid power plant solutions covering the full project’s value chain, from siting to construction, grid connection and service. Hybrid power plant solutions can change the way in which energy is harnessed and monetised, connecting energy with value. In Greece, the Louzes Wind Power Plant was established in 2008, featuring 24 MW of wind power capacity. In 2012, a 1 MW solar power plant was integrated with the existing wind power plant, becoming a hybrid power plant through sharing interconnection facilities. MW-scale grid connected solutions such as this that diversify energy generation to power plants enable you to be more competitive by enhancing the utilisation of resources relative to plant capacity as well as being able to deliver a consistent, predictable supply of energy over time.