Energy storage offers a number of benefits to large electricity users, leveraging technology that is increasing exponentially in capability and reliability. From cost savings and improved resilience to enhanced renewable energy performance and reduced environmental impact, energy storage is quickly becoming a critical piece of infrastructure for many campuses.
Education campuses are well suited to the addition of energy storage because their energy consumption can peak during high demand charge periods, leading to skyrocketing costs. The environmental benefits of storage are also important as students and administrators are placing a much higher importance on an institution’s sustainability efforts.
Installing a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on your campus is another ingredient in a larger plan to be more efficient, more environmentally responsible and more energy independent. With energy storage, power is available as needed to smooth out the demand curve and decrease electricity costs as well as provide an alternative source of power for back-up.
Benefits of installing a BESS with Nexamp:
Nexamp owns and operates the BESS so you get savings without major upfront capital costs
Can be charged by an on-site solar system or with electricity from the utility grid when supply costs are lower
Reduces demand charges by reducing electricity drawn from the grid during peak demand periods
Improves resiliency during natural disasters or other causes of grid failure and power outages
Can be paired with on-site solar and EV charging
Shows your campus is on the leading edge of environmental sustainability
Increases operational efficiencies for campuses with existing Combined Heat and Power or BioMass plants