3 Ways I&C Can Boost Energy Sustainability this Earth Day

It’s Earth Day 2021, and the green agenda has never been so high a priority. Building back greener, better, and more economically resilient is the order of the day as we begin to look towards a post-lockdown future.

With a global shift towards green policies, significant strides in clean tech, and increasing developments in energy markets, the economic case for sustainability is becoming compellingly robust.

Industrial and commercial businesses should analyse how they play their part in the green revolution, and use days like today as a catalyst for change and an opportunity to reflect. That’s why Wattstor have put together 3 ways I&C can boost their sustainability, whilst ensuring maximum return on investment in the energy markets.

1. Leverage renewables

Leveraging renewables has never been so simple. With subsidies and tax deductions, policy changes, market evolutions and customer standards all pushing for enhanced sustainability credentials, on-site renewables is the logical first step.

Solar panels are the most popular renewable energy generation for businesses at the moment, and for good reason. The price is consistently reducing, it’s relatively easy to install, and sites can easily use existing space (i.e. roof space, car parks, or anywhere with direct access to sunlight).

Interested to learn how Wattstor integrates all types of renewable generation? Request a call back.

2. Look at storage

Storage provides the ultimate energy flexibility. By storing excess renewable energy, or by charging from the grid at the cheapest times, businesses can hugely benefit from industrial battery storage.

A recent poll conducted by Wattstor showed that 47% of the audience believed perceived cost was the main barrier to I&C implementing a robust sustainability strategy. Whilst the outlay can appear costly, the return on investment is significant, and financing is more accessible than ever for storage solutions, and there are an increasing number of options available to those interested.

Want to know more about battery storage options and how to finance this as part of a renewable generation and EMS project? Talk to our experts.

3. Intelligent energy management

None of the above can reach its full potential without a sophisticated energy management system in place.

Intelligent energy management that can meter, monitor and control across generation, storage and consumption in reaction to operational requirements, generation rate and state of charge, all while ensuring pricing signals and market revenues are maximised, is the key. No mean feat, right?

When it comes to intelligent energy management solutions, it’s worth considering one like Wattstor’s that can do all of the above and with complete asset and brand agnosticism. This means that regardless of how your site evolves and changes over years, whatever brand of battery, generation or load assets you add or remove, the system will continue to work seamlessly. Our open API also means we can easily integrate with any other energy related controls or aggregation you may already have in place.

For more information on how our friendly team of experts can help your business to maximise returns and enhance sustainability, please get in touch.

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3 Ways I&C Can Boost Energy Sustainability this Earth Day