The Czech-owned company Nano Energies Hrvatska has announced that it has become the first licensed independent aggregator on the Croatian market.
Nano Energies Hrvatska has met all the conditions and received a license to carry out energy aggregating activities, the company announced, adding that they can now officially start providing flexible electricity production or consumption services as the first licensed independent aggregator in the country.
Virtual power plants are slowly emerging in the region, KOER has launched such a project in Croatia, and similar activities are taking place in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nano Energija Hrvatska says that rising energy prices, the war in Ukraine, the need for decarbonization and the need for network digitization have created the need for urgent solutions to optimize the system, create flexible consumption and reduce the carbon footprint of companies and households.
The virtual power plant is one of such innovative solutions that is now also available on the Croatian market, the company says.
The model allows consumers to use electricity when it is cheap and produce it when it is most expensive
As stated in the press release, Nano Energies Hrvatska is the first Croatian company to which the Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA) has issued a license for the operation of aggregates.
Stanislav Chvála, CEO of Czech technology company Nano Energies, said flexible management can help increase customers’ income by “several tens of percent.”
Experiences from Western markets show that flexibility aggregators replace fossil fuels and nuclear power plants and enable the transition to sustainable energy, Chvála said.
The company adjusts consumption and production so that the customer produces electricity when it is most expensive and consumes it when it is cheapest.
The customer does not notice this during operation because everything happens automatically, and at the same time contributes to the stabilization of the grid without the need to turn on the coal-fired power plant for balancing, Chvála emphasized.
Aggregation is an indispensable part of the decentralization of the energy system
Nano Energies says that the service is focused on smart management and flexibility in the use of electricity. It offers companies and electricity producers the ability to manage their own electricity consumption and production in order to reduce costs and profit in short-term electricity markets.
Dominik Maričević, director of Nano Energija Hrvatska, stated that aggregation has become an indispensable part of the accelerated decentralization of the Croatian power system.
The company’s task is to create a network of small producers, consumers, and electricity storage facilities so that they can react at any time and offer system stability, but at the same time ensure access to profitable equilibrium markets, Maričević added. .