The sight of power plants and industrial factories releasing toxic fumes into our atmosphere no longer represents innovation towards technological advancement. Yet we continue to depend on this aging infrastructure as our energy demands grow. It’s time to leave behind the fossil fuel era, and redefine ourselves as the generation of Smart Grids and renewable energy. It’s time to modernize the outdated grid!
A solution for this exists within an energy storage system that supports the existing platform. By storing energy, we can integrate renewable energy, smooth the fluctuations in energy supply and demand, reduce peak load, avoid peak-usage charges, and begin to modernize the grid. There will be no more power cuts, brownouts, blackouts, or wasteful generation of power. With the latest reliable and sustainable energy storage systems, we are equipped to fulfill our vision of the Smart Grid and transform the electric power industry.
ENERGY BILL SAVINGS
Shifts electrical power load to off-peak times reducing the cost of electricity.
IMPROVES POWER QUALITY
Eliminates frequency and voltage inconsistencies, protecting electrical devices from premature failure or malfunction.
RELIABLE & SUSTAINABLE BACK-UP POWER
Provides electricity during power outages without producing toxic fumes.
REDUCES PEAK GENERATION CAPACITY
Stores energy during off-peak hours and discharges during peak hours.
EFFICIENT USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Stores surplus of clean energy that can be used during peak demand periods.
TRANSMISSION SUPPORT AND CONGESTION RELIEF
Discharges from energy storage systems in congested areas and lessens problems like voltage sagging.
- Renewable-Energy Sources
- Hybrid Electric Vehicle
- Community Energy Storage
- Residential Energy Storage
- Smart Grid
- Transmission and Distribution
- Uninterrupted power source (ups)
DID YOU KNOW THAT OUR ELECTRIC GRID HAS NO STORAGE CAPACITY?
Unlike the power plants that consume fuel and waste energy, renewable energy can be stored for later use without emitting any greenhouse gases. When we generate a surplus of energy on a sunny or windy day, it can be stored to be used at night, during a power outage, or a rainy day.
Because of the excessive strain on the grid during certain times of the day, the cost of electricity fluctuates. At night, when the majority of people are sleeping, the demand for energy is low, and occasionally the excess energy is wasted. During these off-peak hours, energy storage systems can be charged and combined with renewable energy for use during peak hours.
Although generators are popular back-up plans, they take 10-15 seconds to turn on. Batteries can start up within milliseconds. In addition to being the most reliable backup source, batteries do not need a reserve supply of fuel, do not consume non-renewable fuel, or produce toxic fumes. Unlike noisy generators, batteries are a completely silent and environmentally-friendly option for emergency back-up power.
- Slow start-up
- Toxic fumes
- Fuel usage
Excess off-peak electricity stored as alternative fuel can also fuel Hybrid electric vehicles. Hybrid EVs can also be integrated with energy storage systems as temporary solutions for emergency back-up power, or during peak times, as an energy source. This enables consumers to avoid high utility bills and reduce load on the grid. In addition, these vehicles can be powered by renewable energy sources, which can reduce demand, decrease dependency on non-renewable energy sources and, ultimately, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As we move ahead in the era of wireless technology and communications, we need an electric grid that consists of controls, networks, computers, automation, and energy storage to respond to our fluctuating demand of electricity. The answer to our needs is the Smart Grid—a digitally enabled electrical grid that allows two-way communication where electricity and information are shared between the utility and customers. Integrating the Smart Grid with energy storage will reduce peak demand, improve efficiency of electricity transmission, increase grid efficiency, enhance reliability, allow quick restoration of electricity after power disturbance, and increase the integration and adoption of large-scale renewable energy systems.