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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.

See how Ameresco can integrate energy storage into new and existing systems to improve energy resiliency and efficiency. Complete the form to access our info sheet on Energy Storage today ➙

“Projects like Ameresco’s help advance our understanding of how energy storage can improve the reliability and cost-efficiency of Ontario’s electricity system. One of the ways these projects can provide value is by storing energy when prices are low and injecting it back into the grid during periods of greater need and higher prices.”

“SCE sees a growing role for battery storage as we transition to delivering 100% clean renewable energy to customers. The battery storage systems we have contracted for with Ameresco will make the grid more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and will help us continue our progress toward the clean energy future, which is essential to combating climate change.”

“The Holy Cross Energy/Colorado Mountain College solar-plus-storage project is a great example of a win-win renewable project. Not only does the project assist both HCE and CMC toward their renewable and carbon goals, but it also provides us with the flexibility to operate an increasingly renewable portfolio. To top it all off, we’re able to do this in a financially responsible way that saves money for all our members.”

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Energy storage technology enables you to manage when and how your energy is used. Contact us now to learn more about energy storage solutions from Ameresco.