Choosing battery storage for your Ontario Commercial or Industrial (C&I) facility is a great decision. After all, when hiring Demand Power, we guarantee a blended Global Adjustment (GA) and Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP) fixed lower rate for the length of our power agreement. This provides your facility certainty over cost and savings.
Demand Power pays all costs associated with battery storage equipment, monitoring, management, maintenance, and insurance throughout the agreement term, including reclamation of facility. Finally, we provide savings from day one of system operation. To underline why this is the way to go for your business, we’ve compiled five more reasons why you should choose battery storage over generators.
WHY CHOOSE BATTERY STORAGE OVER GENERATORS?
- Maintenance and responsiveness
- Environmental impact
- Technology integration
- Government credits
1. MAINTENANCE AND RESPONSIVENESS
While a battery or a generator can keep your appliances running throughout a power outage, generators require more oversight for long-term optimal performance. Since generators use fuel, there is greater maintenance required compared to a battery storage solution.
Because a backup generator is only used during a power outage, it needs to be manually powered “ON”. Sometimes, it may take a few minutes to start performing to its capacity. On the other hand, a battery energy storage system operates every day. Ultimately, it’s more responsive to sudden power interruptions and blips without manual intervention.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Generators are infamous for two forms of pollution – air and sound. The former can be very dangerous, even lethal, due to high carbon monoxide emissions. As for the latter, generators generate 50 to 90 decibels (dB) of noise. Reviewing the decibel scale, this is quite a significant amount of noise.
A backup generator is only useful to your facility when you suffer a power outage. Even if we assume that you have three full days without power every year (a full 72 hours), that’s still less than 1% of the time. In short, you’re spending thousands of dollars for a solution that provides an extremely limited benefit from a long-term perspective.
Battery storage, or solar panel battery storage, however, operates every single day of the year. It saves you money through load shifting plus savings related to time of use. Ultimately, this further reduces your electricity bill. Battery energy storage is a fantastic asset to have at your disposal during a power outage.
4. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
Due to the use of fuel in generators, there is an increased risk of hazards and hence lesser flexibility for technology integration. Additionally, the generator becomes bulkier in the process of making it efficient for larger units.
A battery storage system can be easily integrated with solar panels. This makes it energy-efficient, good for the environment, and cost-effective too. In some countries across the globe, the energy generated by solar energy storage is sent back to the grid to help with power generation at a particular location.
5. GOVERNMENT CREDITS
Most governments provide clean energy credits to companies that generate renewable energy. This includes solar, hydroelectric, and so on. This credit system boosts a company’s credibility and improves its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) score while also favouring the environment simultaneously.
THE TIME TO EMBRACE BATTERY STORAGE IS NOW. SPEAK TO DEMAND POWER TODAY.
So, there you have it. With power prices reaching sky-high levels this year, installing a battery storage system, and hiring Demand Power can help your business lock in a much more affordable power price. Our industry experts have decades of experience dedicated to smart energy solutions, so speak to them today. Get ahead of your stakeholders and contact Demand Power Group Inc. (“DPGI”) now at 1-855-336-2638.