Managing energy imbalances has always been a challenge for grid operators, but the advent of wind and solar renewables and even small-scale, household-based energy suppliers makes it even harder. Having large power stations run at less than maximum capacity is inefficient, and this inefficiency grows as the types and sources of renewable energy grows.
Driven by this, we are now reaching the point where energy storage is becoming an interesting proposition, both financially and emissions-wise. Energy storage developments have already grown tremendously in number and size, and solutions based on batteries, water buffering, flywheels, Power2Gas and Power2Liquids are in development.
Blue Energy Concepts is technology-neutral and has expertise in developing strategies that can help a technology to reach the commercial phase.