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