Energy demand management is such a massive issue for high energy using businesses. By simply changing processes, huge amounts of money can be saved by avoiding peak charges, especially in the Triad periods. Avoiding use at peak time has a whole host of benefits for the grid. It can help balance the grid and reduces the need for new generation to be built on the network.
Energy storage systems can play a huge part in this. Storing energy from times of low demand, or ideally from an on-site renewable generator can negate the need to power down during peak times. Companies can use the energy from their storage systems to power operations during peak times, reducing reliance on the grid. This is just one of the many benefits energy storage systems can deliver. The majority of our work this year at Hyperion has been in energy storage at all different scales. The applications are endless which makes it such an exciting sector to be working in.
By switching some machinery off or rescheduling factory operations for a short period of time from around 4pm to 6pm – the peak time for Triads – demand across Saint-Gobain’s sites during the three Triad periods showed an 11% fall and led to a total saving of £165,000.