Nigel Dent, Head of Sales at Connected Energy, shares five of the big signs that indicate your company is ready to move to low carbon, sustainable energy use with BESS.
• Your annual energy bill is over £100K
“You can charge your battery at cheaper times of the day, store it and use it from the BESS rather than the grid at more expensive times – the cost benefits to those paying upwards of £100k PA cannot be ignored.
You could even sell back your stored energy if you don’t need it yourself, providing an excellent return on investment via grid connection and as an energy sales asset. You see an ROI in around five years depending on your consumption patterns. Sooner perhaps if the price of fuel continues to rise.”
• You’re going to install new equipment that will increase your energy consumption
“New equipment bumping up energy consumption may mean you face grid constraints. It costs thousands to install a new transformer and or new cables to increase your capacity, but a BESS means you can store energy when your own demand is low, to use when your demand is high – bingo – your original grid connection is sufficient, and you have created some headroom.
A BESS is cheaper to install than a new or increased grid connection and can be used to lower peak consumption from the grid. Additionally, if you use a Connected Energy BESS, it utilises second life car batteries – typically from a Renault – which is both cheaper to install and maintain long term than a BESS with brand new batteries.”