Governments around the world are setting ambitious clean energy targets. For example, China aims for 25% of its primary energy to come from renewable and nuclear energy by 2030, the New Zealand Government plans to achieve a 100% renewable energy supply by 2030, the Victorian State Government in Australia has increased the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50% by 2030 and the UK has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
These targets all require significant commissioning of new renewable generation plants. Many of these, notably solar and wind generation plants, will be intermittent in output.
EnPot enabled aluminium smelters provide fast response reserve to electricity markets and critical backup for variable renewable energy generation.
Secure and resilient electricity grids are a key requirement of modern society. It is a critical priority for Governments to ensure their citizens have access to a consistent supply of electricity to power their lives. This requires supply to meet demand at all times. Government policy supporting and incentivising renewable generation and consistent back-up power sources play a significant role in ensuring grid stability.
EnPot Ltd work closely with Government representatives from around the world to model the impact an EnPot enabled aluminium smelter can have on their electricity grid. Government grants have helped to fund the installation EnPot technology at smelters.