By 2030, there will be 250 million vehicles on the road and they will all need fast charging. The biggest challenge that comes with this surge of EV's on the road, is the lack of enough EV charging stations to help reduce 'range anxiety' for EV owners.
The current solution to this challenge is to either build stations close to a large transformer or pay a very high price to upgrade existing grid connections. As a result, there are limitations to the expansion of the fast-charging EV networks and serious side effects on grid stability due to huge power demand that comes with a large number of EV's charging at the same time.
Our energy storage solution can help mitigate all these issues by simply providing unlimited capability to fast-charge EV's without any location restrictions
Over-voltage is one of the most serious issues that modern grids are faced with. Large solar and wind farms have an impact on the stabilityof the distribution network on which they are connected. In France, for example, voltage raises to 68kV from normally 63kV, causing issues in substations.
Our energy storage solution can provide the necessary grid stabilisation through synthetic inertia.
Inertia measures the capability of a system to 'resist' a system imbalance between generation consumption without excessive variations of the grid frequency. This service is today provided by thermal power plants, thanks to their rotating masses. Instead, the contribution of inverter-based generation to system inertia is limited or close to zero. Our energy storage solution, alongside a Virtual Synchronous Machine algorithm can provide synthetic inertia to the system, thus smoothing the production and solving any over-volatge and inertia issues. Most importantly, our solution can help solar and wind farms increase their RDI by tackling the over-voltage problem.
Railway systems use huge amounts of energy every year (UK's network uses 3TWh of energy), equivalent to the entire output of a large power station. A lot of this energy is wasted in the operation of the railway network, from the kinetic energy of the trains dissipated as heat and noise in braking, through to station operations and signalling operations, which do not have effective monitoring and control.
Regenerative braking is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy into electricity, which can be either used immediately or stored until needed.This energy can now be stored in our energy storage solution on the trackside and then used by an adjacent train station to lower energy consumption and meet the train operator's energy reduction targets.The stored energy can also be used to power EV stations at train stations creating a new revenue streams for operators.
Uninterruptable Power Supply
Our energy storage solution can act as an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) by covering both power fluctuations and diesel genset trips:-Reducing loss of productivity -Cutting emissions by lowering use of diesel gensets -Stabilising power system (balancing) -Reducing cost through less fuel consumption