In 2009, the UK got all excited about the smart grid and started looking forward to the day when the national electricity generation and distribution system would operate much like the internet and enable the fast and free exchange of information and data among all components and parties on the grid – from where electricity is generated to its point of consumption. The smart grid will enable consumers to be ‘smarter’ about how much electricity they use and when, enable them to reduce their annual energy bills considerably and energy operators will be able to better manage supply, shift demand to off-peak times or re-route power when there are problems. All that – and the fact that we will all have the opportunity to bomb around in futuristic electric cars and there’d be several charging points on every garage forecourt.
But how far have we come and where exactly are we now?
For more on this story, there’s a blog post at Riello UPS explaining more but if you want to know if our products are smart grid ready – well, yes they are.
Our UPS have advanced features that enable them to play a key role in the smart energy infrastructure and save our customers significant amounts of money in energy bills and operating costs. Operating efficiencies will reduce energy consumption and wear and tear on consumables such as batteries, fans and capacitors. Many of our products are smart grid ready. We can help you become smart grid ready too.