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Power resilience for a net zero world

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Retail & Distribution

Ever-growing pressure for retail and distribution businesses to respond and deliver quickly and sustainably means a consistent and reliable power supply is essential.

Without a reliable power supply, businesses may struggle to meet increased demand and operate reliably. There are a range of types of power disruptions that can affect businesses in this sector, including blackouts, brownouts, voltage spikes and dips, and fluctuations in power supply. With a growing risk of localised blackouts and other forms of power disruption, it is more important than ever to ensure your productivity, equipment, and operations are not affected by costly downtime.

How to achieve resilient power for your retail and distribution site

Protecting your site from power disruption can be achieved by installing a battery energy storage solution with Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) capability. This can protect your site from the risk of power cuts and other forms of power disruption that could cause critical equipment to fail and restart, such as automated picking and packing technologies.

By rapidly switching to stored energy in the event of a power disruption being detected, a battery system intervenes to take over from the grid and supply the required power. This prevents disruption to your site to allow operations to continue uninterrupted, until a grid connection can be re-established.

By installing this technology, you can avoid the risks to your business associated with a loss of power, such as: temporary closures, process disruption, spoiled produce due to lack of refrigeration, or orders being delayed. Read more about Powerstar’s battery energy storage technology below.

Battery energy storage

Achieving Net Zero carbon emissions at a retail and distribution site

The retail sector has committed to achieving net zero by 2040 as the demand for UK retail products is currently responsible for over 200 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. Because of this, traditional UPS systems, which typically waste a significant amount of energy even when in standby, are no longer an appropriate solution for achieving power resilience.

A battery energy storage system (BESS) can play a key role in delivering this goal. This technology enables you to fully protect your site from potential power disruptions, while simultaneously driving your net zero goals through maximising renewable generation and energy efficiency, and supporting EV charging initiatives.

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The client is a major supermarket chain with multiple stores and distribution centres across the UK.

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