Aeven and Schneider Electric spearhead sustainable grid stability innovation in Denmark

Schneider Electric, in collaboration with Aeven, a provider of adaptive digital and data center solutions, has implemented a grid stabilization project aimed at supporting the Danish power grid. This initiative responds to the pressing need for grid stability as Denmark increasingly relies on renewable energy sources, all while facing a challenging macroeconomic landscape.

The unique topography of Denmark has led to certain regions experiencing a substantial surge in peak energy demand. To address this issue, Danish grid authorities have sought assistance from large-scale energy consumers for both short-term and long-term relief solutions. In response, the Danish Transmission System Operator, Energinet, established a Fast Frequency Reserve (FFR) pool, allowing data centers and other energy-intensive industries to provide essential frequency stabilization services.

Aeven collaborated with Schneider Electric’s research and development team in Kolding and its Services counterparts in Paris to create a tailored solution. This solution involves the deployment of a customized Galaxy VX uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system, specifically designed to deliver FFR services and contribute to the stabilization of the local energy grid.

Aeven is planning to expand the scope to include multi-MW power capabilities from more of its data centres, demonstrating the significant value that the industry can play in generating renewable energy and in building a more sustainable and resilient future.

“Innovation is a critical part of Aeven’s ethos, but to innovate successfully, we must collaborate with like-minded partners, where there’s a mutual understanding of each other’s businesses,” said Peter Kristian Soegaard, Data Centre Manager for Aeven. “Schneider Electric understands the need for sustainability and resiliency to go hand-in-hand. This project has enabled us to work together to create a national first, using innovation to help stabilize the grid and make a positive difference to the environment.” 

“As a business, our mission is to be our customers partner for sustainability and efficiency, and through a relentless pursuit of sustainable innovation, Aeven and Schneider have achieved something ground-breaking for the Danish industry,” said Marc Garner, SVP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric, Europe. “By listening to the needs of the local energy suppliers, and closely collaborating with Aeven, we’ve helped create a solution which, if adopted at-scale, can benefit communities not only in Denmark, but globally.”

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