South Staffordshire Council were looking to install a battery energy storage system that provided them with site-wide UPS resilience
The public sector consumes £3.4 billion of energy every year, with £1.1 billion attributed to the NHS.
The impact of the UK Government’s 2050 net zero target is a key focus for this sector, with a variety of funds in place to help public sector organisations achieve their carbon reduction targets, such as the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund.
The public sector has the power to drive the net zero transition within the UK. However, in order to do this, it is essential that organisations are moving forward and becoming more power resilient, making sure operations are not interrupted due to a power disruption.
How to achieve power resilience for your public sector site
Ensuring your critical operations aren’t interrupted due to a power disruption or failure can be achieved through installation of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). Many hospitals already have a traditional UPS system, which does work effectively if maintained. However, they are inefficient, costing around £200,000 a year and often generating additional carbon emissions. In comparison, the innovative Powerstar UPS solution consumes about 95% less electricity, saving carbon emissions and cost.
Utilising a battery energy storage solution with fast-switching UPS capabilities will give your organisation electricity to downstream demand if your grid supply is disrupted. Battery energy storage also enables public sector organisations to simultaneously enhance their energy efficiency, generate additional revenue, and maximise the impact of on-site generation.
Achieving Net Zero carbon emissions at a public sector site
Achieving net zero carbon is a priority at any public sector organisation. A battery energy storage solution is an important piece of the complex energy strategy jigsaw required to achieve this target.
As well as giving sites full power resilience, this technology also offers a wide range of additional applications as well, including, but not limited to, EV charging, generating additional income and resolving any issues due to grid constraints.
Read more about our applications and how they help public sector organisations achieve net zero and enhance power resilience
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