Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions (ESS) Corporation has won an order to supply the Micro Grid Energy Management System (μEMS) to preparing outer islands for sustainable energy development (poised) project in the Republic of Maldives from Nishizawa Limited, a Japanese general trading company. The system will start operation in Hithadhoo Island of Addu Atoll in 2020.
Almost all of the Maldives’s current power generation capacity is from diesel generators. The government of the country, which faces a crisis of rising sea levels due to global warming, is promoting the introduction of solar power systems to realise a low carbon society. As one of the promotions, the government has already installed solar power systems in the Hithadhoo Island in 2017.
The system comprised of an energy management system and battery energy storage system (BESS), offers the ability to predict the amount of power demand and supply using weather forecasts and helps realise an optimal operation plan for diesel generators. In addition, by optimally controlling the output fluctuation of the solar power systems with BESS, it contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions by reducing the fuel consumption of diesel generators.