Utility

Grid-scale energy storage will transform the way we produce, deliver, and consume electricity. With storage, utilities can rely on a cleaner, more efficient energy mix while deferring costly infrastructure upgrades. Storage provides utilities with a triple play value proposition: infrastructure upgrade deferral, energy arbitrage, and locational capacity.

  • Infrastructure Upgrade Deferral
    By shaving peak load and alleviating congestion, storage eliminates the need for expensive upgrades to transmission and distribution networks–saving money for utilities and consumers. Storage can be deployed quickly and in modular increments, a welcome relief to the multi-year approval cycles for infrastructure upgrades based on unknowable forecasts.
  • Energy Arbitrage
    Storing inexpensive electricity produced at night for use during peak hours of the day allows utilities to displace expensive, gas-fired peaking generation—reducing costs and emissions.
  • Locational Capacity
    Long-duration energy storage can provide clean, cost-effective, and easy-to-deploy generation capacity in load centers where it’s needed most.

Utility Use Cases

Challenge

Inefficient Generation

Power plants used to meet peak demands are expensive, inefficient, and carbon-intensive. We can meet peak demand with excess energy produced by baseload generation and renewables during off-peak hours.

Eos Solution

Peak Shifting

Utilities and customers can use Eos batteries to store excess efficient baseload generation and renewable energy produced off peak. By discharging during peak hours, Eos obviates the need to construct new peaking generation, and reduces overall carbon emissions.


Challenge

Infrastructure Congestion

The electricity grid, like our freeway system, experiences costly congestion in instances or locations such as dense large urban load centers where peak demand often exceeds transmission and distribution capacity.

Eos Solution

Strategic Deployment of Storage

Strategically siting storage in congested locations alleviates strain on the transmission and distribution system, and mitigates the need for costly upgrades.


Challenge

Underutilization of Existing Grid Assets

The grid is sized to exceed peak demand, meaning that generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure is significantly oversized for everyday energy consumption. The result is average utilization well below 50 percent.

Eos Solution

Optimizing Infrastructure Utilization

Through strategic deployment at the most congested nodes on the grid, Eos grid-scale storage systems alleviate congestion when demand is high. With storage providing a modular, efficient and secure method for meeting load growth, expansion of generation, transmission and distribution can be scaled back or deferred altogether.


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