Our speaker Yanay Hakkim represents a Kibbutz that is interested in applying microgrid and other smart grid technologies to their power distribution network, as part of the grid modernization process he is leading. He would like to propose the kibbutz as a test/demonstration site for new and emerging Israeli smart energy technologies.
At the meeting he will describe the requirements and specifications of the kibbutz and would like to hear from relevant companies about their potential involvement in this project.
As instructed by the PUA, all kibbutsim must enter a unique, multi step process called "historical electricity dispatchers". As part of the requirements, kibbutsim must upgrade the local grid, to comply with the electricity regulations.
The kibbutz is a perfect site for micro-grid technologies - it has a private grid and transformers, couple of hundreds of smart meters, a local billing system, and it is almost independent from IEC. In addition, many kibbutsim have installed PV systems, which provide some more interesting challenges for smart micro-grid such as supply management and electricity storage.
Given that millions of shekels will be invested in the upcoming years, and some two hundred kibbutsim will go through the same process, this is a good opportunity for micro-grid applications in Israel .
***If you have any questions for Yanay prior to the meeting, please feel free to raise them via the discussions tool.