New battery storage systems from Aggreko
By Belinda Smart23 July 2021
Aggreko has launched of battery storage systems designed to maintain a 100% reliable power supply while reducing the runtime of thermal generators.
The 30–90 kVA lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery systems have a small footprint of 1.14m X 1.45m X 1.58m, and weigh 1360kg.
Aggreko describes them as “suitable for numerous different applications and uses for a large range of sectors globally.”
The batteries offer up to 80% reduction in generator run time against thermal-only solutions and 40-50% reductions in fuel costs and emissions, reaching up to 90% reductions in some applications.
The company says they can be used for a range of lease durations, including long-term projects and installations.
The units can also be combined with Aggreko’s thermal or renewable power generation systems to create hybrid solutions, allowing customers to switch generators off to reduce fuel consumption or noise pollution.
Dan Ibbetson, Managing Director Global Products & Technology at Aggreko said, “Energy storage plays a critical role in ensuring both power reliability and flexibility throughout the energy transition, especially for grids powered by an increasing share of renewable sources, which are more volatile in nature.
“Our battery storage solutions help our customers to power their operations while reducing fuel costs and cutting more carbon emissions. This is aided in a large part by the potential 80% reduction in generator run time these units can deliver.”
Aggreko says its battery solutions are in line with its strategy to reduce local emissions and diesel emissions by 50% by 2030, as part of its commitment to become a net zero business by 2050.