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  • ENERGY STORAGE MONTH: Powering up for the future with the best solutions

    960 640 Stuart O'Brien

    Energy storage is emerging as a crucial pillar for a more sustainable and resilient future. For both private and public sector organisations, navigating the evolving landscape of energy storage solutions providers can be challenging. Here are our top tips for energy management professionals seeking a trusted partner…

    1. Understanding Your Needs:

    Before embarking on your search, clearly define your energy storage requirements. Consider factors like the size and purpose of your facility, peak energy usage patterns, and desired level of grid independence. Do you require battery storage for peak shaving, load shifting, or backup power?

    2. Prioritise Experience and Track Record:

    Energy storage is a rapidly evolving field. Look for providers with a proven track record of successful installations and a strong understanding of the UK market. Seek references to verify their experience and ensure they can deliver solutions tailored to your specific needs.

    3. Scrutinise Technology and Innovation:

    The energy storage landscape offers a variety of technologies with varying benefits and drawbacks. Li-ion batteries are currently dominant, but other options like flow batteries or compressed air energy storage (CAES) may be better suited for specific applications. Evaluate the provider’s technology expertise and commitment to innovation, ensuring they offer solutions that deliver optimal performance and long-term value.

    4. Seek Financial Security and After-Sales Support:

    Energy storage solutions are a significant investment. Choose a provider with a strong financial track record and a robust after-sales support network. This ensures access to ongoing maintenance, service contracts, and technical expertise throughout the lifespan of the storage system.

    5. Focus on Integration and System Design:

    Energy storage systems are not standalone solutions. Ensure the provider can seamlessly integrate the chosen technology with your existing energy infrastructure and building management systems. A well-designed system optimizes energy usage and maximizes the benefits of storage capabilities.

    Bonus Tip: Embrace Sustainability:

    Sustainability should be a key consideration. Look for providers offering solutions manufactured with responsible sourcing practices and a focus on minimizing environmental impact throughout the lifecycle of the storage system.

    By following these tips, UK energy management professionals in both the private and public sector can effectively source trusted energy storage solution providers. This empowers them to navigate the energy transition with confidence, enhance energy security, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

    Are you looking for Energy Storage solutions for your organisation? The Energy Management Summit can help!

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    Stuart O'Brien

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