Helping Businesses Stay Ahead of the Curve
The growth of renewable energy means power grids need to become more flexible and resilient. As electrical systems are gradually becoming digital, we’re witnessing a rapid and radical transformation of the energy market, which is shifting to a decentralized system in which consumers generate the energy they need and offload the surplus onto the grid. Driven by these changing trends, battery energy storage is becoming a key technology to support the energy transition. The falling costs of this technology coupled with increasing grid vulnerability have made it an even more appealing addition to existing local assets. Enel X is among the leading global system integrators of behind-the-meter (BTM) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Our three turnkey solutions — Standalone Storage, Solar-plus-Storage and Microgrid — are designed around the needs and business priorities of commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, enabling them to lower electricity bills, improve sustainability across the supply chain, activate backup power to avoid disruptions to daily operations and generate revenues on flexibility markets. Regardless of the chosen solution, the key enabler of these benefits is Enel X’s cutting-edge DER Optimization Software (DER.OS), which powers the BESS from behind the scenes. The software leverages sophisticated machine learning and AI algorithms to extract maximum value for the customer from the synergistic operations of the BESS, site loads and generation assets.
By 2050, almost 50% of global installed capacity will come from renewables.
By 2040, global electricity demand will rise by 60%.
By 2025, digital investments in the energy sector are set to reach $81 billion.
By 2030, two thirds of the world’s population will live in a megalopolis of over 10 million people.
Our Battery Energy Storage Solutions
An independent BESS which allows users to store electricity when it is cheaper, and dispatch it later when prices are higher. Standalone Storage enables C&I businesses to capitalize on energy volatility, prevent power outage and contribute to balancing the grid, thus enabling a higher penetration of renewables.
Pairing a solar photovoltaic system (PV) with a BESS allows C&I customers to extract added value from their on-site asset and access new revenue streams. The battery, indeed, stores the self-generated solar energy for later use, providing resiliency and backup power. Consequently, businesses can benefit from energy cost reduction, reach the highest sustainability value and maximize the on-site use of self-generated green electricity.
Small-scale Distributed Energy Systems- usually composed of PV, storage and genset- allow the customer to self-produce energy on-site while being connected to the utility grid. It offers the highest degree of resiliency by ensuring power supply for the duration of an outage.
Our DER.OS software extracts the highest possible value from the BESS. It learns the facility’s operational behavior, analyzes it alongside external data such as weather forecasts, energy market prices, tariffs, demand charges, incentive programs, and optimizes the facility's load to maximize value for the customer. It recalculates optimal performance every 15 minutes, monitors performance in real-time, generates before-and-after BESS bill savings comparison reports, and much more.