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The UK’s defence sector is made up of a broad and varied mix of often large estates and sites, including manufacturing plants, ports, testing facilities and bases.

This makes implementing effective power resilience a complex task with no single solution. As with other critical industries such as healthcare, the defence sector’s importance means that resilience is not just important but is critical to it functioning correctly. With energy disruption presenting not only an operational threat but potentially a threat to national security, organisations within the defence sector have to ensure their power resilience strategy is effective and fit for purpose.

At the same time, the sector faces the same challenges as so many others; namely, the need to combat rising energy bills and to progress towards net zero. The Ministry of Defence has already committed to reaching net zero carbon by 2050, with many private suppliers in the sector having similar goals. Costs and sustainability remain key aspects of an energy strategy that must be carefully considered alongside power resilience.

Power Resilience for Defence

Outages of critical applications in the defence sector represent significant operational, financial and safety risks. Therefore, it is vital to address potential power resilience points of failure before they become an issue, rather than responding to them afterwards. With many organisations having unusual or even unique energy usage circumstances, the careful implementation of a bespoke solution is vital.

While battery backup has traditionally been used to protect critical equipment, the rapid pace of digitisation means that a site-wide power resilience solution is becoming increasingly important.

The additional functionality and flexibility offered by a battery energy storage solution offers a number of applications well-suited to the defence sector. As well as preventing power disruption events, battery energy storage allows power generated on-site to be used more efficiently, cutting energy bills and bolstering sustainability performance.

The ability of battery energy storage to unlock projects that may be affected by grid constraints is also important for many defence sector organisations, particularly as new technologies such as electric vehicles bring with them significantly increased power demands.

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