ZBB Energy, the developer of cutting-edge electrical power management platform architectures that fit the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and ultimately grid modernization, reported today that the company has landed an order for one of their Grid Independent ZBB EnerSystems™ (with ZBB EnerStore™ Zinc Bromide flow batteries), that is destined for a Microgrid Energy Management System at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
The ZBB microgrid solution will not only serve as a permanent power source in the Broadway Building on the UTS campus, but also as a demo installation and learning tool. In addition to the aforementioned battery technology, the unit will also feature the ZBB EnerSection™ Power and Energy Control Units, as well as the local/remote enabled Human Machine Interface, offering not only unprecedented ease of interconnectivity to a range of energy sources from photovoltaics, and fuel cells, to wind turbines and even ORC turbines (Organic Rankine Cycle), but also the user-friendly intuitiveness needed to make management a snap.
We have a system execution here that will allow for continuous power and energy management that seamlessly integrates a variety of different inputs, whether from the grid or from independent sources. This is perfect for the UTS campus as the institution continues to push work on alternative energy ideas.
Research Labs Manager for UTS, Ray Clout, noted how UTS specifically defined the parameters for the system as a permanent, zero-carbon demo platform to fit snugly within the larger power scheme for the building itself and was clearly pleased at how the ZBB EnerSystem fits the bill. Clout pledged to continue to work closely with ZBB moving forward, as well as with the university's power generation partners, to showcase the system's reliability and performance capacity, all while documenting the economic benefits to UTS accordingly. Clout spoke of how the goal here was to execute on a model that can be easily replicated and proliferated across the Southwest Pacific market where no utility service currently exists alongside a growing move towards the adoption of renewable sources that don't require firing up a diesel generator.
President and CEO of ZBB, hailed the new commercial microgrid application at UTS as yet another example of how the company can deliver grid-optimizing solutions and grid independence solutions in one fell swoop, all while allowing for a host of various renewable inputs and other sources to be utilized. The open architecture of the system was emphasized in particular as it affords interested parties the profound option of being able to interconnect virtually any generation source without hassle. This gives customers a way to take control of their energy management problems, handling uncontrolled power flows and prioritizing available sources in an intelligent way, doing away with chaos and dirtiness at the same time.
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