Farmers benefit from biogas Association which has bio gas plant manufacturers WELTEC BIOPOWER from Vechta closed a cooperation agreement with the next Kraftwerke GmbH from Cologne. By participating in the next pool”, the WELTEC biogas plants can be networked by farmers with other systems to a virtual power plant compound. The combined power capacity of plants brings the supply and demand of electricity better in the balance, so that a higher price can be achieved on the power exchanges. The optimization of the price is based on various options that the plant operator must: a surcharge can be achieved only through a direct marketing of electricity produced within the market rewards model. In addition, the opportunity to offer the produced or retained power as the flexibility reserve on the balancing energy market at attractive prices arises from the networking of systems.
The bottom line, agricultural WELTEC plants are more efficient and feed the electricity at higher prices on the net. At the same Farmers get substrate usage therefore higher revenues. With the integration into the next pool”, the operators receive an annual fee of deployment. Also temporary shut-down of the plant matures full compensation of lost feed-in tariff, so no financial losses. In contrast to other renewable sources like Sun, wind, or water is the biogas plants power generated regardless of the external conditions available and can also store the generated energy. That suitable bio-gas plants particularly well for the virtual power plant compound.