Commercial buildings, such as offices and retail establishments, consume more than half of the electricity produced in this country. Functions such as climate control, lighting and electronics make up a majority of that consumption. In addition to improvements in energy efficiency, building owners and managers have a new option for managing electricity costs: a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
A BESS offers a number of benefits to commercial buildings, leveraging technology that is continually improving 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 component in the energy management toolbox of many building owners.
Installing a BESS enables buildings to operate more efficiently, and in a more environmentally responsible and energy independent manner. With energy storage, power is available to smooth out the demand curve and provide an alternative source of back-up power.
Benefits of a BESS:
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 periods of grid failure or power outages
Can be paired with on-site solar and EV charging
Shows your campus is on the leading edge of environmental sustainability