Off Grid Energy has installed its largest and most powerful temporary power hybrid unit at Kennington Tube station in London.
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Four new customer passageways are being built at the station as part of work on the Northern Line Extension. As construction sites have a substantial impact on air quality, Off Grid Energy has provided the gridtogo™ battery storage solution with a power output of 195kVA. Reducing generator running hours, the gridtogo™ results in improved fuel efficiency, and a reduction in polluting emissions, CO2 and noise pollution – all while cutting costs. The unit boasts a storage capacity of 350kwhrs and can also allow the use of a smaller generator, resulting in further fuel savings.
Due to the residential location of the station, using the existing noisy generator during unsociable hours was not an option. LU’s contractor approached temporary power experts Power Electrics to deliver a noise-sensitive solution for the time-critical project. By implementing the Off Grid Energy silent high power gridtogo™ system along with a modern super silent generator it allowed full power demand to be met 24/7, reducing the need to run the generator, enabling construction work to continue. Power Electrics has now provided the 300kVA super silent diesel generator with the 195kVA hybrid system to deliver a total power capacity of just under half a megawatt.
“Our hybrid power system delivers a cost saving, cleaner solution that also significantly reduces noise pollution in a sensitive residential area and is the biggest hybrid system for temporary power we have supplied,” said Danny Jones, CEO at Off Grid Energy.
When the battery located inside the unit is charged and the demand for power is low, the generator can automatically turn off and the energy stored in the battery is used to supply the load. The features of the gridtogo™ help considerably cut running costs, CO2, noise pollution, and air quality levels while simultaneously reducing carbon footprint.
Jones added, “It is great that London Underground is committed to demonstrating best practice and that alternative technologies can deliver both environmental and cost benefits for temporary power solutions in London.”