Power plants used to meet peak demands are expensive, inefficient, and dirty. We can meet peak demand with excess energy produced by baseload generation and renewables during off peak hours.
Utilities and customers can use Eos batteries to store excess efficient base-load generation and renewable energy produced off peak. By discharging during peak hours, Eos obviates the need for new dirty, inefficient peaking generation, and reduces carbon emissions.
The electricity grid, like our freeway system, experiences costly congestion in instances or locations such as dense large urban load centers where peak demand often exceeds transmission and distribution capacity.
Strategically siting storage in congested locations alleviates strain on the transmission and distribution system, and mitigates the need for costly upgrades.
Renewables such as wind and solar are intermittent, potentially introducing instability into the grid and limiting their viability as a firm, dispatchable power source. Additionally, peak production does not always coincide with peak consumption.
Storage allows utilities and consumers to smooth production and time shift renewable energy. Solar electricity produced at noon can be stored and deployed as a stable power source at peak demand in the afternoon.
Failure at a critical node or along a major transmission or distribution line could have major impacts on downstream electricity supply, and can result in outages lasting from hours to weeks.
Storage enables the operation of highly reliable microgrids. With distributed renewable generation and storage, local microgrids ensure a secure power source for the most critical loads.