Aluminium smelters fitted with EnPot technology are better positioned to secure cheaper power, maximise operating performance, and reduce their CO2 emissions profile by operating like a virtual power plant.Read More
An EnPot enabled aluminium smelter provides power companies with a low-cost, large-scale 'virtual battery' that can provide large volumes of instant power back to the grid.Read More
EnPot technology helps to reinvent smelters into virtual batteries capable of providing valuable storage and back-up power to the world’s electricity grids in times of high energy demand or lower than normal generation. This is achieved at a lower cost than other storage options. EnPot supports the world's electricity grids to adopt variable renewable energy faster by providing a reliable backstop.
EnPot has been operating on a commercial scale at TRIMET’S Essen smelter in Germany since May 2019.
With EnPot, smelters can use 30% more or less energy without disturbing the delicate heat balance required to make aluminium. This new-found flexibility makes smelters more compatible with the variable electricity supply provided by renewable generation. The technology acts as a giant climate control system capable of maintaining a precise heat balance, even with a fluctuating electricity supply.Read More
EnPot's Dr. Nick Depree, on how the aluminium industry can be decarbonised, now, using existing technology.Read More
EnPot technology is highlighted by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as playing a key role in the required transformation of China's aluminium smelting industry.Read More