Microgrids and Smart Grids

SES Renewables leverages multi-industry experience to provide micro and smart grid solutions that flip the energy paradigm, improving energy independence and reliability in small communities everywhere. In the US, significant investment has been made in residential PV and energy storage installations. Lessons learned from the wide deployment of these systems can be used to provide clean, reliable power to small communities everywhere. This is where we can help.

Why Microgrids?

Rural communities world-wide experience energy uncertainty due to unreliable or non-existent power delivery infrastructure or limited fuel access. The inconsistency in energy supply impacts many of these communities’ healthcare, education, and commerce. Micro/smart grids improve the reliability of end-user power delivery by producing the power locally and by monitoring the grid’s effectiveness in real-time.

Power Distribution Challenges

Power grids in rural locations world-wide face numerous challenges similar to those the major power grid systems in the United States experience. Load balancing and preventive maintenance are examples of such concerns; however, in remote communities, logistics, infrastructure, and expected demand all limit permanent connection to state- and national-level grids, which dramatically affects power reliability. Micro/smart grids alleviate some of these issues by providing:

  • The power is produced as needed and local to the community
  • Improved energy independence as supply chain issues due to geography or political conflict are less critical
  • Increased awareness by the users of upcoming preventive maintenance and supply/demand statistics

To implement micro/smart grids in a manner that maximizes impact, detailed understanding of grid performance, climate data, and generation characteristics is required. SES Renewables has this understanding.

Monitoring Grid Health

Deployment of micro grids with smart data monitoring and control reduce dependence on fossil fuels (and their supply chain), reduce emissions, improve air quality, and provide a stable electrical supply in areas that may not have access to regional grids. Powering micro/smart grids with renewable sources such as solar PV, horizontal- and vertical- axis wind, hydro, and others allow local rural communities to improve their quality of life while preserving their culture and the environment in which they live.

Leveraging Insight to Provide Energy Independence

With NeoSight® and the expertise of SES Renewables, rural communities can achieve:

  • Clean and renewable power generation improving access to education, healthcare, and other communities
  • Minimal impact to local environments due to the lack of requirement for large scale power infrastructure
  • Smart use of local electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure
  • Improved energy efficiency and demand‐side management
  • Increased power resilience, reducing black-outs and energy shortages
  • Reduced emissions from fossil-fuel power plants, minimizing environmental impact in sensitive areas

With micro/smart grids, communities are launching into the green future with an advantage.