A transitioning energy network and a flexible power future
The way the UK generates, distributes and consumes energy is evolving. The network is transitioning towards a decarbonised, decentralised, and digitalised architecture that empowers organisations and residents alike to take greater control of their energy use through the implementation of smart technologies and a comprehensive optimised energy strategy.
For businesses, such an approach can be developed through the simultaneous deployment of synergistic and integrated smart energy solutions such as voltage optimisation, energy storage, and distribution transformers, to deliver the four core elements of the flexible power future and enable organisations to thrive throughout and beyond the energy transition.
The four core elements of the flexible power future are:
- Efficiency – Improving efficiency will reduce business’ electrical consumption, CO2 emissions and costs which can be reinvested into core businesses activities
- Flexibility – Controlling energy usage and maximising existing generation or deploying additional generation provides greater energy flexibility and lessens reliance from the grid
- Resilience – Power resilience delivered by energy storage with full Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) capabilities can protect from costly energy-related failures.
- Insights – Smart technologies with integrated online remote monitoring enables continuous analysis for ongoing insights and improvements.
Embracing a flexible power future enables organisations to enjoy benefits such as:
- Enhancing power resilience by delivering energy storage with UPS capabilities to a full or partial load
- Maximising, expanding or implementing on-site generation sources to enable energy flexibility
- Reducing reliance from the National Grid by minimising imported energy and improving efficiency to reduce on-site consumption
- Optimising all generation sources and controlling the exported energy to support energy flexibility efficiently
- Improving resilience by deploying battery buffered electric vehicle charging that is independent of the grid and doesn’t require costly reinforcement
- Implementing online remote monitoring to new and existing smart energy technologies to provide insights into energy use and asset performance
- Upgrading your high voltage (HV) infrastructure to ensure losses at the HV side are minimised reducing wasted energy
Achieving Energy Flexibility
By combining and integrating multiple smart energy technologies, businesses can operate a smart grid in which they have complete control of their energy, such as:
- Utilising stored energy to avoid using grid energy at peak times, therefore reducing energy costs
- Reducing consumption by optimising the supply voltage delivered to a site
- Using on-site generation combined with battery storage to come off-grid and reduce the risk of an energy failure
- Partaking in demand side response through grid contracts to utilise locally generated or stored energy to provide additional revenue
- Protecting a site from unexpected energy-related failures by responding rapidly to grid failures (see power resilience)
Find out more about how you can achieve energy flexibility
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