Combined power plant - interaction of renewable energies
The secure and constant provision of power anywhere and at anytime by renewable energies is now made possible thanks to the Combined Power Plant. The Combined Power Plant links and controls 36 wind, solar, biomass and hydropower installations spread throughout Germany. It is just as reliable and powerful as a conventional large-scale power station.
The technology of the combined-cycle power plant secures a reliable and constant energy supply. Controlling and linking 36 renewable energy installations, that is wind power plants, solar installations, biomass plants, as well as hydroelectric power plants, it is as reliable and efficient as conventional power plants. The combined-cycle power plant is a good example for how one can guarantee the reliable and demand-actuated supply of electricity while controlling small and decentalised power. The idea is to optimise and combine the advantages of various alternative energy resources.
Wind turbines and solar modules help to generate electricity in accordance to how much wind and sun is available. Biogas and hydropower are used to adjust imbalances: they are converted into electricity as needed in order to balance out short-term fluctuations, or are temporarily stored. Technically, there is nothing preventing us from providing electricity from 100% renewable energies.
The Combined Power Plant is an initiative of the companies Enercon GmbH, Schmack Biogas AG and SolarWorld AG, and is supported by many partners from the renewable energy sector.