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August 28, 2021

Midlands Microgrid Project, Ireland

By Carmen

The Midlands Microgrid Project is a smart grid project being developed in Midlands Region, Laois, Ireland. It is a distributed generation microgrid renewable integration project.

The installation of the project began in 2020.

Description

The Midlands Microgrid Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 300MW.

The Midlands Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Microgrid
– Solar Power Supply
– Wind Power Supply

Midlands Microgrid Project development status

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The development of Midlands Microgrid Project was started in 2020.

Additional information

– Siemens Ireland is the technical partner of the project and is interested in the greenfield nature of the site.
– Located in the Midlands Region, a central area of Ireland, Innovation Green is a co-operation between Midlands Airport Developments, InSite Bavaria, the Technical University of Munich, Siemens and Amova
– A combination of wind, solar, waste to energy, and anaerobic digestion will meet the demand.
– An electric vehicle network and a microgrid controller, gathering data about the buildings and the energy system.

About Constellation NewEnergy

Constellation NewEnergy Inc (CNE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, is an energy company which provides power, natural gas, energy management products and services. The company offers wide range of integrated energy solutions in the areas of electricity and natural gas procurement, renewable energy supply, energy efficiency and distributed energy management. It also provides energy management products and services which include solar systems, billing systems, electricity payment options and home services among others. CNE supplies electricity, natural gas, and related products to various customers, such as distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, commercial, industrial, government, and residential customers in competitive markets across the US. CNE is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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