Electrical energy storage plays a pivotal role in the decarbonization of the power sector by providing a carbon-free energy source and ensuring the effective utilization of renewable energy resources. Approximately 57% of emissions can be reduced through energy storage technologies (Maryam Arbabzadeh, 2019). This ground-breaking technology allows for the integration of several renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy. It holds great potential in contributing toward the net-zero coalition (the target of reducing carbon emissions as close to zero as possible) aimed to be achieved by 2050.
Energy Storage Technologies
Several types of energy storage technologies can be utilized to incorporate the required flexibility in the power network to facilitate more renewable integration. Thermal energy storage traps heat from the sun and stores it in the form of molten salts, water, or other fluids to convert for use later. Pumped hydroelectric energy storage allows storing energy as water, through two reservoirs situated at different altitudes. One of the most common energy storage technologies today is electrochemical in nature. This type of storage uses an electrochemical process to store electrical energy. Most common electrochemical storage units are based on flow and Lithium-ion batteries.
Introduction to Reflex
At Reon, we have introduced Reflex Energy Storage incorporating the Li-ion battery to enhance the power network flexibility for industries. Reflex Energy Storage, coupled with intelligent Spark Microgrid Controls, allows for improved efficiency and leads to savings in energy costs up to 2%.
Reon’s Vision for Pakistan’s Energy Crisis
Reon firmly believes that the initiation of storage technology projects on an industrial scale, especially in the combination of solar and wind energy projects, can change the dynamics of the organizations and the power sector. It increases the reliability and flexibility of the electrical grid. This leads to an alternative source of energy supply, which can also be treated as backup support during power outages. In addition to this, the storage technology also allows for reduced capital costs spent on coal and biomass for the burners. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions and assists in achieving a carbon-neutral global economy.
At Reon, we work towards supporting industries in their shift towards energy storage technology to help develop a clean & sustainable energy supply. It is crucial for consumers, especially in the industrial sector, to realize that energy storage technology is the future. This is the path that leads to efficient energy utilization and effective cost savings.
Maryam Arbabzadeh, R. S. (2019, July 30). The role of energy storage in deep decarbonization of electricity production. Retrieved from Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-11161-5