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Microgrid for Resilience

Microgrid for Energy Resilience

Reduce energy costs while ensuring continuity of your energy supply to your critical operations with our state-of-the-art microgrid solution.

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Ensuring continuity is key to any organization’s success. This involves ensuring a secure energy supply to critical equipment and processes that cannot be interrupted due to a power outage. In 2020, the United States experienced 22 weather or climate disasters that each yielded at least $1 billion in damages. The need for energy independence will continue to grow as severe weather events increase in frequency and severity of impact.

Organizations can reduce energy costs and grid reliance while ensuring continuity of energy supply to power critical operations with a microgrid for energy resilience from Centrica Business Solutions. Our integrated enables grid independence to secure an efficient, low-cost and resilient energy supply under any condition – while grid-connected and during an extended power outage. Our solution is composed of a solar PV system, energy storage system, and a backup generator. By generating and storing their own renewable energy supply on-site, organizations can reduce energy and demand costs while lowering their carbon emissions – all while securing energy resilience with the ability to safeguard critical operations from potential risks.

What is a critical load for electricity?

Why is it important to understand and manage your site’s critical load?
A critical load is a specific supply of energy to power critical operations that cannot be interrupted. It is essential to ensure continuity of energy supply to these critical operations under any condition. We use an organization’s critical load to appropriately design and right-size a microgrid for energy resilience, so the site can power its critical operations during a power outage.
Examples of critical equipment and processes can include:
  • Emergency lighting
  • Refrigeration
  • Data centers or server rooms
  • First responders
  • 911 call centers
  • Emergency response facilities
  • Community shelters

Benefits of a microgrid for energy resilience

  • Secure an uninterrupted energy supply for critical equipment and processes during power outages.
  • Reduce your demand charges by storing renewable energy in batteries and using it at grid peak price times – when charges can be up to half of your energy bill.
  • Generate revenue by selling excess renewable energy to the grid through programs like net metering – or by placing batteries and generators in Demand Response markets.
  • Lower your electricity costs and reduce your consumption from the grid by generating your own renewable electricity.
  • Free up cash flow to reinvest into your organization or support local goals.
50%

of organizations say that disruption is a top business risk – double the amount of organizations compared to 2017

83%

of sustainable business leaders proactively decarbonize before compliance requires it

$150B

Electric outages cost the U.S. economy $150 billion annually and impact approximately 14.2 million people

Leverage limited-time incentives to maximize your investment, lower your upfront costs, boost ROI, and even generate revenue.

How a microgrid for energy resilience works

Why Centrica Business Solutions?

  • Unparalleled expertise – demonstrated through our 20 years of global experience, local teams, expert project management, professional engineering and design, and flexible financing.
  • Custom, efficient solution – every installation is custom-designed to the specific site to maximize value and ROI, with energy efficiency measures reducing energy consumption upfront to enable a more economic microgrid solution.
  • State-of-the-art technology – we use the highest-quality equipment including Energy Storage System (ESS) technology and Tier 1 solar PV components.
  • Industry-leading warranties and guarantees – our 10-year workmanship warranties and production guarantees for solar PV components, with performance guarantees for battery storage components, ensure a worry-free investment.
  • Dedicated customer care – our operations and maintenance services deliver sustainable performance and protect your system in the long-term.
  • Fully-managed demand response (DR) – our DR services simplify inherent market complexity and identify the most revenue-generating opportunities for your batteries and generators.
9,300+
Solar power systems installed by Centrica Business Solutions in the U.S.
156+
MW of solar power installed by our experienced team members in the U.S.
100%
Fully-funded options available with no capital outlay