THE POWERFUL COMBINATION OF RENEWABLES AND “BEHIND THE METER” OR ON-SITE ENERGY STORAGE
Renewables offer a natural source of energy with no carbon emissions. When they are used to provide electricity or heat on a small scale, the process is referred to as ‘microgeneration’. Using technology like solar panels, wind turbines, ground source heat pumps, and wood pellet boilers can dramatically reduce businesses’ energy consumption and fuel bills. Furthermore, extensive government funding, such as the Renewable Heat Incentive, is available for those wishing to switch to renewable energy.
Smart energy involves the use of technology, such as mobile phones and tablets, to enhance communications between building energy systems and users, as well as between individual systems. Combining energy storage batteries and onsite microgeneration significantly reduces energy charges as well as helping energy systems run more efficiently. As a result, significant reductions in fuel bills are possible without the need for changes in organisation or processes.
The powerful combination of renewables and “behind the meter” or on-site energy storage that is controlled positively can reduce all, or a combination of:
• Triad charges
• Excess capacity charges
• Red-Band/DUoS charges
• Reduce Capacity tariffs by releasing power during Peak Demand periods
• Connection charges for adding additional capacity
By charging the batteries when energy prices are lower & discharging when they are at their peak, known as a “peak shift”, savings generated by our batteries will become immediately visible. These will become even more apparent in the winter months when targeted Triad charges can be avoided.
Our Energy Services team have vast experience in renewables and smart energy solutions, and are here to assist you with every aspect of your project. Interested in using this approach to reduce your energy costs? Give our Energy Service team a call.