Empowering Grid Optimization
Energy storage’s role in the grid of the future is critical, however, its costs and performance have actually hindered grid progression. Enter the Fluidic Energy storage platform, achieving the cost levels and performance parameters required for widespread energy storage integration. Enabling the grid to optimize efficiency, Fluidic’s modular, scalable solutions range from distributed peak shaving applications to utility-sided T&D deferral and bulk storage for peaker displacement and peaker management.
With energy storage policies cropping up and education of energy storage’s role on the grid increasing, grid enabling applications are gaining momentum. Fluidic systems scale from kWh to MWh and can be designed to address profiles in the following applications:
- Distributed Peak Shaving: Through energy arbitrage (e.g. taking advantage of time-of-use rates) and demand charge reduction, commercial and industrial customers can use the Fluidic energy storage platform to reduce their energy bill while also improving their utility’s efficiency by decreasing energy demand spikes during peak hours
- T&D Deferral: By integrating Fluidic’s energy storage platform in existing transmission infrastructures as incremental capacity equipment and congestion relief, utilities can avoid or delay significant investments required to upgrade traditional grid infrastructure. Fluidic systems can be integrated at the current T&D source or downstream on the lines for congestion relief.
- Bulk Storage: As a clean, efficient alternative to investing in peaker capacity and traditional transmission support, utilities can employ Fluidic systems to both levelize loads and provide dispatching capabilities to generation sources.