Grid Stabilisation and Support
As economies around the world look for better ways to make use of renewable energy sources for base power and embedded generation for peak reserve, the need for stabilisation and energy ride-through is becoming more prevalent.
Piller rotary stabilisers can be used to manage the fluctuations of renewable energy and minimise perturbations on the Grid as a result. With energy storage per unit of up to 42MWs, not only is stabilisation possible on a commercial level, but so too is high power ride-through making the use of embedded standby generation a real possibility for peak reserve. Ride-through systems can be provided using the Piller Powerbridge Kinetic energy store which affords the highest power-to-time ratio commercially available on the market today.
On site Generation
Today, more and more industrial facilities and data centres are considering generating their energy requirements on-site in preference to sourcing all of their electrical power from the utility. To ensure on-site power generation remains operational during mains outages, they need a solution that disconnects from the mains supply and maintains a reliable power supply by stabilizing the operation of the island grid.
A recognised leader in this field, Piller offers a range of optimized solutions for stable island grids that are currently used worldwide in data centres and industrial facilities.
By using rotary stabilisers incorporating robust synchronous generators, these solutions address the risk of power fluctuation, ensuring any loads connected to them are supplied with uninterrupted power at constant voltage.
Also by equipping these stabilisation systems with a bidirectional operating flywheel energy storage device, the correct amount of energy can be absorbed from or supplied to the network as required, with reaction times reduced to less than 20 milliseconds.
Enabling facilities to generate up to 100% of their own critical power can not only mitigate the cost of electricity provided by the local utility service but also minimise costly production delays resulting from power quality deviation or electrical service interruption. In addition, facilities can reduce their carbon footprint with resultant tax benefits.