Holland Food Service

Solar panels
Dynamic power control
Green electricity
Making feed-in possible
Making feed-in possible

We’re generating ever increasing amounts of renewable energy in the Netherlands. This is a wonderful development, however it’s causing problems for the electricity grid. Overloading of the grid, or grid congestion, is occurring more often. In Wijchen, there’s limited capacity on the grid. Maximum feed-in capacity is 300KW, whereas a solar plant with 1,610 panels can generate 500KW.

To ensure the roof’s and power plant’s capacity are optimally utilized, Groendus implemented dynamic power regulation. This ensures that Holland Food Service can make full use of its own power generation. As soon as its own energy consumption reduces, the controller ensures that the maximum grid capacity is not exceeded.

Gunnar Larsen, Key Account Manager, Groendus: “We think in terms of options and like to look at what is possible with our customers. In practice, we’re able to find a solution for almost all challenges that present themselves. The beauty of this setup is that it triggers the consumer to approach energy very consciously. With the insight provided by the smart meters, we can direct as much power as possible at the precise moment of generation. The power plant is thus utilized to full effect and all possible expenses are spared. Moreover, the feed-in capacity can be easily adjusted once the congestion problems are resolved.”

En route to entirely green power

The solar plant should provide Holland Food Service with as much self-generated energy as possible. When self-generated energy is not available, Holland Food Service utilises the Groendus Energy Marketplace to access additional green energy.