Sol och vind fixar elektriciteten i skånsk by - Nyheter (Ekot)
Den lilla byn Simris i sydöstra Skåne skriver just nu svensk energihistoria. I ett försök har de 150 hushållen i Simris kopplats loss från det nationella elnätet och klarar sig helt och hållet på el producerad lokalt.Excerpt in English:
The small village of Simris in southeastern Skåne is currently writing Swedish energy history. In a trial, the 150 households in Simris have been disconnected from the national electricity grid and are entirely capable of electricity produced locally.
"So far, it's really, really good and this first test week has met our expectations," said Stina Albing, from the energy company Eon, who is working on the project going on until 2019. The project is given some support from the EU.
"I've been to Simris and met some of the people, they have not noticed anything when we've transitioned from regular operation, and we are very happy about it," says Stina Albing.
Every fifth week, those living in Simris will be provided with so-called "drifting", that is, only electricity produced on site.
The electricity comes from the wind power plant and the solar cells in the funnel, and when the sun does not shine and it does not blow to make it enough, then the generator runs as well. It runs on biofuel. In addition, there is a battery compartment where power can be stored until it is needed.
The trial will be going on until 2019, and Johan Aspengren, communications manager at Eon, says that the project will be of great importance, despite its small scale.
"How far does technology work really well, but the other one we want to learn here is: What happens to the residents, is it that you are more afraid of your own electricity when you know that we produce ourselves? Will we save it in another way, "asks Johan Aspengren.
The company also believes that in the long term, experience will come to practical use.