The Power of 10 makes it possible
Supply constraints from existing large power plants and transmission systems are pushing large, energy intensive industries to seek independence through locally deployed, modular, reliable power generation at scale.
This is not new. But what is new is the availability of out of the box solutions in the form of sustainable power provision in 10MW modules that scale to 100MW+.
Piller, Bergen and Marelli Motori, sister companies within the Langley Holdings’ Power Solutions Division, have combined to deliver the Power of 10.
The Power of 10 is a modular power building block solution for large power-hungry applications in manufacturing, process and mining and digital infrastructure (among others). It is delivered in 10MW units of scalable primary power generation with integrated 10MW alternators and conditioning technology.
Each 10MW system comprises a Bergen hydrogen-ready 10MW generating set (for 20 years until January 2022 Bergen was part of Rolls Royce plc). The Bergen generator has been successfully paired with a Marelli Motori alternator and combined with the new revolutionary Piller 10MW choke, with 4 2.5MW Piller power conditioning modules featuring Integrated Power Conditioning and Switching technology (IPCS).
Invest and grow as needed
Such a system can be rolled out in 10MW modules on ‘grow as needed’ basis.
Once more than a single module is deployed, additional modules can act as the N+1 redundancy layer – removing need for standby back up diesel generators and large battery farms.
The Power of 10 is a new ‘cookie cutter’ solution offering true primary baseload and backup power that is totally independent from the grid.
It is the ideal solution for large users seeking how to secure continuity of operations at a time when existing grids are becoming less reliable.
One sector very much aware of its need to end its grid dependence is data centres.
In 2012, Microsoft’s data center division, known as Global Foundation Services, issued a blog titled “Thinking Off the Grid: Independence for Today’s Data Centers via Data Plants?”
It began with a Question. “Why do data centers need to be connected to a dirty, expensive, unreliable electrical grid?” Answer. “They don’t and they don’t want to be either.”
That was over ten years ago.
A new approach – The Power of 10
The issue is that up until now the different elements – generators, alternators and power conditioning – capable of running at the necessary scale, have not been brought together.
The Power of 10 changes this.
Mapping out the road to 2030 and beyond it is clear that volatility in utility power provision will become the new normal.
Power plants connected via islanded or integrated microgrids are the solution for any sector in need of 10MW-100MW of power but who must face the prospect of more constraints from traditional macro grids.
We have the Power.
Read about The Power of 10 for 10MW-100MW Microgrids and beyond