The power generation industry is undergoing a dramatic change as renewable sources, distributed generation, decarbonization and demand increases are transforming traditional sources of energy.
Data centers and other types of critical infrastructure have a key role to play in this shifting energy landscape and are the ideal candidate to implement grid balancing services.
This is due to the presence of assets such as battery energy storages, which could be maximized to generate new revenue streams as well as cost saving opportunities, and ultimately alleviate grid infrastructure constraints.
This white paper details how a grid interactive UPS with a properly sized energy storage system can:
- provide a fast-enough response to meet the needs for frequency containment
- support a variety of income generating services, and
- allow cost savings opportunities through demand management