Reading, Pa.—EnerSys (NYSE:ENS), a stored energy solutions provider, has entered the large-energy storage systems segment for utilities and large industrial applications with the introduction of OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions. A flexible, turnkey, utility-scale capacity optimization system, OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions is available in the full range of battery chemistries offered by Enersys—making it one of the most comprehensive, large-scale energy storage systems available globally.
“EnerSys and its predecessor companies have been manufacturers of industrial batteries for over 100 years,” explained Mike Kulesky, EnerSys director of marketing for telecommunications, utility and new technologies. “This accumulation and diversity of experience allows us to create just the right platform and correct use of chemistries to match each customer’s requirements.”
OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions can be customized with one or more of the proven chemistries of EnerSys, including tubular technology, traditional flat plate valve regulated, traditional flat plate flooded, lithium ion and/or advanced lead acid designs and alloys—marketed under brand names such as PowerSafe and DataSafe batteries.
OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions by EnerSys is provided as a complete, packaged solution that combines the right battery chemistry, as well as a power conditioning system, monitoring system, shelter/container and full service and engineering to best match the customer’s technical and economical requirements.
“Power disturbances are a major cost and concern for today’s utilities as they struggle to cope with growing demand, an aging infrastructure and the challenges of incorporating renewable resources,” explained John P. Gagge, Jr., vice president, reserve power sales and service, EnerSys Americas. “That’s why EnerSys is pleased to partner with our customers in the power industry to provide customizable, cost-effective and comprehensive energy storage solutions from system selection to start-up.”
Designed to help utilities manage grid-level storage needs, OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions by EnerSys enables users to improve power quality and efficiency, moderate peak demand and effectively integrate energy from renewable resources.
John D. Craig, EnerSys chairman and chief executive officer, said, “EnerSys is uniquely positioned to meet the growing market demand for grid level optimization. We have the financial resources, extensive production capabilities and proven product portfolio to provide a complete, competitive and diversified line of energy capacity optimization solutions from a reliable single source supplier.”
According to Kulesky, “EnerSys is also able to offer unique financing options that would include leasing through the EnerSys Financial Solutions program.”
Coinciding with the launch, EnerSys is currently completing the OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions customer showcase, located in Southern Vermont. This showcase is being built to enable customers to understand the product platform, as well as see the system in operation.
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