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1 MERICA GROUP OF COMPANIES AND SMART GRID SOLUTIONS FOR MINI-GRIDS June 2015

2 Who is Lichtblick? 440 employees households 8 sales offices nationwide commercial customers grid operator working relations 724 Mio. turnover 2

3 Who is Merica Group of Companies in Asia? Malaysia Central project development and support team: RE system design Software integration Vietnam & Philippines Country level organization including legal and technical team members Developing local projects and managing stakeholders at all levels 3

4 Who we are Merica Energy in this room Tobias Mangelmann Chief Executive Officer T.K. Tan Chief Technical Officer Merica Group of Companies Menara RKT L9, No 2 Jalan Raja Abdullah Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Martin Gebauer Manager Business Development - Renewable Energy & CHP

5 Agenda The (new) Energy World LichtBlick and the 'Swarm'-Approach Opportunities for Implementation in Asia 5

6 The new energy world (in Europe) Upside down! 6

7 The new energy world From large power plants to small distributed systems 7

8 The old electricity producers 8

9 The new electricity producers - Prosumers 9

10 In Germany, installed RE capacity exceeds the capacity of conventional power plants 10

11 Many ProSumers suddenly replace entire conventional power plants 11

12 Only one problem: How to coordinate this swarm of distributed plants, flexible demand and battery storage 12

13 Agenda The (new) Energy World LichtBlick and the 'Swarm'-Approach Opportunities for Implementation in Asia 13

14 SchwarmDirigent or Swarm Conductor Balancing power Mobile battery storage Renewable energy Energy trading (if available) Grid management Energy supply and demand Stationary battery storage Decentralized CHP systems 14

15 Slide 15 І Our solution Swarm House to maximize the own consumption of locally produced electricity І 15

16 Slide 16 The Yellow Quarter in Berlin

17 Integration of electric vehicles 17

18 SwarmMobility App to manage vehicle battery storage 18

19 Supplying balancing power with SwarmMobility Negative Positive Starting End Pool SRL schedule demand now 19

20 Agenda The (new) Energy World LichtBlick and the 'Swarm'-Approach Opportunities for Implementation in Asia 20

21 SchwarmDirigent connected with grid and exchange Decentralized control unit (Operation, control) 1 s operation plans Centralized control unit (Visualisation, analysis and operation plans, forecast) 15 min / on call Bids to buy/sell Price curves, surcharges Electricity exchange Local software (Collection, Visualisation ) 1 s 1 s 1 s 1 s 1 s 1 s Wind turbine Photovoltaics Diesel generator Battery Household Weather station Public grid Merica smart grid Measurement (Internet) Measurement (Cable) Measurement (Radio) Performance measure (Cable) Power line Inverter Smart meter 21

22 Pilot Project in Vietnam to replace 90% of diesel Key facts of the island Con Dao Located in the South of Vietnam Tourism growth & potential in thousand visitors per year No grid connection to the main land Total area: 76 km² +10% Population: 7,000 people Annual income: 1,064 USD (2010) SOURCE: Provincial Development Plan 22

23 Current electricity supply is insufficient and inefficient Electricity supply and demand balance for island in 2014 Implication in million kwh 25 Most of the hotels and other commercial users do not have a grid connection and run their own individual diesel generators No renewable energy capacity installed. 5-year plan to expand existing diesel capacity. Overall very inefficient use of the available load. Total demand Residential users supplied Commercial Gap users supplied SOURCE: Provincial Development Plan 23

24 Gradually shift the energy generation towards a mix of renewables + battery + some diesel Today 70 Island s energy generation in million kwh in the Future Wind Diesel Storage Solar Others

25 Pilot project on a Philippian Island to show how to establish 24/7 electrification at lower cost than diesel Small island near Davao, Mindanao Key facts of Talikud Island Small island with ~9,000 inhabitants Main sources of income is fisheries, copra production and nascent eco-tourism Inhabitants want to maintain and leverage the pristine environment of the island 25

26 Today the electricity supply is limited to 10 hours a day Vision: 24/7 power supply Today: Irregular and expensive electricity Electricity is supplied through 3 small and old diesel gensets Resorts require backup, cooling ice (for fisheries) imported from neighboring island Power price is high: 31 US cents per kwh despite subsidies of 8 US cents per kwh 26

27 Only 10h supply Merica plans to implement a solution for 24/7 and reliable energy supply Today Island s energy generation in million kwh in the Future 4,000 3,500 3,000 Solar 2,500 2,000 Storage 1,500 Diesel 1, Biomass (coconut) Diesel SOURCE: Davao Del Norte Electric Cooperative 27

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