Peak Shaving

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Peak Shaving Use Case Example

Problem

A university has high grid purchasing costs from excessive power demand for commercial, residential, and institutional buildings.

Benefits

  • Reduction in electricity costs
  • Reduction of grid electricity usage

Solution

Utilize a battery energy storage system (BESS) to alleviate such issues by charging the BESS during off-peak period using grid or solar. Additionally, the BESS can also support building demands during peak period. Add smart battery storage to your solar panels and discover new benefits.

Universities consume an excessive and unpredictable amount of energy in a short period of time resulting in sky-rocketing energy electricity costs due to demand charges. Peak shaving can significantly reduce electricity costs not only for universities but any commercial and industrial buildings. Using advanced battery energy storage system with a size of 250 kWh and 100 kW array solar PV array, and an electricity rate of USD $0.08/kWh to charge during off-peak hours the university can substantially reduce electricity costs and respond to the unpredictable nature of peak demand.

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