Schneider Electric sets up the first industrial microgrid in Spain with ACCIONA Energía

Nov. 5, 2021
ACCIONA Energía will own, maintain and manage the microgrid

Schneider Electric and renewable energy utility firm ACCIONA Energía have set up the first microgrid in Spain at Schneider Electric’s plant in Puente la Reina. The firms have installed the microgrid on an “energy as a service” (EaaS) basis, wherein ACCIONA Energía owns the microgrid and is responsible for its regular maintenance and management.

The microgrid includes 852kW of photovoltaic energy, five EV charging points and 80kWh of battery storage. The microgrid is controlled by Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure EMA software. It has lower energy costs and higher efficiency.

The project’s aim is to continue with the energy transition using distributed energy resources, sustainability and digitalization. 

Microgrids facilitate the integration of key elements for the energy transition such as renewable energy sources, electric vehicles and battery storage to provide more resilient and reliable supplies. They can function disconnected from the main grid, either isolated or connected, with active management of the energy to optimize costs.