Search
Close this search box.

Terminal News

Port Tarragona successfully tests Smart Grid

Written by...

Picture of Molly Cooper

Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

The Port of Tarragona, Spain, has announced it has successfully piloted a Smart Grid (or smart grid to support the future energy community) on the Costa Wharf.

A smart grid is a technologically advanced electrical system that incorporates measuring devices, sensors, controls and two-way communication systems. It is designed to monitor, manage and respond dynamically to changing energy demands, efficiently integrating renewable energy sources.An aerial view of a city with boats and buildings

This test includes current renewable installations as well as buildings and facilities to which renewable energy is supplied within the Costa Wharf.

It allows monitoring energy productions and consumption, carrying out the energy balances of each of the members of the network, as well as simulating the bill of renewable energy consumption of each of the members.

This pilot test has incorporated the current renewable facilities, such as those in the TPA’s administrative building and the Museum (Refugio 2), as well as the buildings and facilities to which renewable energy is supplied within the Costa Wharf.

The objective of this pilot test is to monitor energy productions and consumption, carry out the energy balances of each of the buildings that make up the test, as well as simulate the bill of renewable energy consumption of each of the members.

This is a major step forward for the deployment of a port energy community as it is the technological base necessary for its operation.

Share this article:

Latest terminal news