Siemens’ delivery scope covers all the
required building technology and automation components for the pyramids,
electrification of the Taivaanvalkeat area, a solar energy system of 132 kWp
with an annual output of 114 Mwh, and a battery storage of 1.3 MW. Eleven
pyramids will be completed by the end of 2019.
Once complete, the pyramids will be
connected to the smart energy platform of Siemens’ subsidiary VIBECO. The
virtual power plant service makes it possible to offer power from the pyramids
as a load-balancing reserve for the Fingrid electricity market. The pyramids
will be able to automatically increase or reduce their electricity consumption
to balance the power grid. Fingrid, the grid operator, pays compensation for
such load-balancing operations.
“Siemens’ virtual platform and the
connected building automation will enable efficient and safe operation of the
pyramids with the help of cutting-edge technology,” says Ville Stenius from the
Smart Infrastructure unit of Siemens Osakeyhtiö.
Clients of Siemens’ new virtual power
plant service already include Sello shopping center, VR Group, the town of
Lappeenranta, and Goodman shopping center.