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Energy Storage System Development

An energy storage system enables you to manage when and how your energy is used.

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) have emerged as a promising, versatile technology that can provide solutions to many electric-grid challenges. Without the ability to store large amounts of energy, conventional power systems have been reliant on matching supply and demand in real-time. However, with recent advances in storage technology and significant cost reductions, energy storage has never been simpler.

There are a wide-variety of applications for energy storage, including:

  • Electric Bill Management
  • Consumption of Onsite Generation
  • Demand Response
  • Backup Power/Microgrid Support
  • Ancillary Services

Advanced energy storage systems enable users to store excess energy to be used at a later time. The systems are rechargeable and allow for electrochemical, mechanical, thermal and solar energy storage.

Determine whether a facility would be a good candidate for an energy storage system, download the PDF to review Energy Storage Application benefits and system considerations.

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Case Studies

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Battery storage and microgrid controls allow critical systems to be entirely self-sufficient, eliminating energy risk from grid outages.

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Parris Island

Solar panels combined with a battery energy storage system (BESS) allow Parris Island to shed load and switch to microgrid operations.

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Ameresco Energy Storage Solutions

Learn more about energy storage options and applications, and see how Ameresco can integrate energy storage into new and existing systems to improve energy resiliency and efficiency.