PFM 21 2 Mar 2018 - Page 5

Off Grid Energy Power up Latest Fleet of Electric
Delivery Vans for UPS
The Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL) project provided power to over 170 new electric delivery
vehicles in the London area
ff Grid Energy, leading manufacturer of power solutions
for the construction and utility industries, has supported UK
Power Networks Services to deliver
a project for UPS to overcome concerns related to the integration of
electric delivery vehicles at its London parcel delivery depot.
In conjunction with UK Power Networks
Services, Off Grid Energy delivered a
multi-function Battery Energy Storage
System (BESS) as part of a wider integrated smart management system that
provides a dynamic control of individual
vehicle charging points to support the
existing limited capacity grid supply.
The integration of 118 additional electric
vehicles increased the demand that
would exceed the capacity of the existing supply to the central London depot,
and with the cost of an infrastructure
upgrade too expensive and timely to be
feasible, UPS needed an alternative
solution that could be delivered within a
short timescale.
“Until recently, EV operators would
have to account for a substantial increase in budget allocation to allow for
an upgrade of infrastructure to meet
increased energy demands,” said Danny Jones, Founder and CEO of Off Grid
Energy. “However, with our cost-effective Universal Battery Energy Storage
System (UBESS) - the Ingenium - customers now have an alternative solution.”
Comprising of a smart charging system
that dynamically controls the power
available to connected vehicles, the
system can intelligently limit the peak
load on the network. Working alongside
and interacting with this, the UBESS
monitors depot load through remote
measurement at the LV substation and
makes stored energy available to the
depot to cover any unavoidable deficit in
In addition, when not required to support the depot, the Ingenium U-BESS is
able to provide DSR services reflected
back to the grid network that include
FFR, demand shift, Voltage regulation,
real and reactive power import/export
and PV self-consumption
“By offering multi-layered benefits, this
technology provides a solution to limited
capacity grid issues as well as delivering network support services that, together, ensure the asset works hard for
its keep. Growth in EV fleets in our
towns and cities, driven by air quality
concerns, can now be effectively introduced without the cost and time associated
re-enforcement,” added Jones.
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