Virtual power plant

The interface developed by SOKRATHERM can communicate with the systems of various providers of balancing power.

To connect the CHP unit with the control center of the virtual power plant, usually a remote control switchgear cabinet is installed next to the CHP unit. SOKRATHERM has developed an interface which communicates directly with the control center of the virtual power plant through a second VPN tunnel using the already existing DSL connection for remote monitoring. This saves hardware and communication costs.

Before participating the balancing power market all CHP plants must prove their ability to regulate the power sufficiently, the so-called prequalification. SOKRATHERM CHP units fulfill the requirements needed for this prequalification in full scope.

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Emergency power operation

More power supply safety: Our CHP units can be equipped to provide emergency power in case of a mains failure or blackout.

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Condensing heat exchanger

Condensing heat exchangers can increase the thermal power of of our CHP units by up to 15 % - without increasing their fuel consumption.

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Containerized CHP unit

We design the container for the outdoors placement of the CHP unit by your requests - inside and outside.

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Steam generation from the exhaust heat

Together with an external steam generation heat exchanger the CHP unit can produce steam from its exhaust heat.

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Hot cooling
with 95/80 °C

The heat of a 'hot cooler' compact CHP unit can e.g. be used to power an absorption chiller for trigeneration.

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Mobile CHP unit

Our CHPmobile achieves high utilization rates by operating in different sites, e.g. school in winter and public outdoor pool in summer.

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Zero feed-in control

The zero feed-in control can make effectively stop power from being fed into the public mains by regulating the CHP unit's power production.

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Heat storage (buffer)

CHP surplus heat can be stored in a heat storage and ceded when it's needed to achieve a smoother and longer CHP utilization rate.

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