SMART ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Providing energy on demand to reduce peak load in real-time

The Ready.One Smart Energy Storage Solution provides energy on demand to automatically manage Peak load, integrate Demand Response (DR) and reduce kWh in real time.

The secret of reducing energy usage is in the management of peak demand charges. The Ready.One Smart Energy Storage Solution integrates batteries and inverters linked to the Ready.One platform to manage peak usage.

During a peak period where energy costs are the most expensive, we minimize the building’s energy from the grid, and in some cases may even take the building off the power grid for a period of time. During those times, power is drawn from the batteries and the building is restored to on the grid during off-peak usage when energy costs are at the lowest. When not being drawn upon, the batteries are recharged and ready for the next peak period.

If other distributed energy like wind or solar is available, the Ready.One Platform can integrate that energy into the customer location providing even more energy efficiency, energy independence, and possibly enabling an autonomous electricity grid or energy islanding.

How do you reduce energy charges by up to 50%?

Making the building smart to make its own decisions

The Ready.One solution makes the building “smart”, which then allows the building to make decisions without the reliance on pre-set scheduling or human intervention. Over time, the Ready.One Platform “learns” the building through continual analysis and automatic adjustments of the system algorithms which create further efficiencies. The ability to continually and automatically enhance how the Ready.One Platform improves building efficiencies is what differentiates the Ready.One Platform from any other BMS or BAS in the market.

STABILITY AND
BACKUP ENERGY

The availability of energy storage provides stability when grid power fluctuates. During outages it acts as a backup energy source for critical business operations.

INTELLIGENT STORAGE
AVOIDS PEAK DEMAND

Scale operations and energy usage with ease. The Ready.One platform automatically manages the storage to avoid peak demand usage and the associated premium pricing.

VANADIUM REDOX-FLOW
BATTERIES

A green solution in energy management with a longer operational life. The main chemicals used can be recycled safely as fertilizer.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

The client in this example is a business with a high monthly energy usage. The energy is mostly required during the peak usage period every day as determined by the utility company.

 

THE CHALLENGE

The energy costs for the building is exceptionally high and it is difficult to reduce without impacting day-to-day operations negatively. The required solution would ideally have to reduce energy costs and improve the infrastructure of the business including providing backup for contingency situations such as momentary power grid outages.

THE SOLUTION

Ready.One proposed a Smart Energy Storage Solution utilizing a combination of three high capacity Vanadium Redox-Flow Batteries, three inverters, and the Ready.One intelligent, real-time software platform.

The platform will automatically manage peak/off-peak and demand energy costs and continuously adapt to improve energy usage.

THE FINANCIAL BENEFIT

Financing provided the client with immediate cash flow positive benefits and savings: No out-of-pocket cost First monthly payment is 30 days after install is complete, allowing the client to benefit from the 1st month’s savings

The Ready.One Smart Storage Solution is guaranteed to eliminate peak charges completely and further reduce part peak charges by 80%. We analyze 12 months of energy bills to create Return on Investment and Payback Analysis Report.
We consider the utility provider’s peak/demand charges and develop a custom solution to maximize energy cost reduction for this specific client.
The chart shows the typical daily energy demand for an organization and when the utility has to deliver that energy on a daily basis. You can see the PEAK, or when energy is most demanded. It is this PEAK that the utility uses to base its charging structure. The higher your demand during this peak time dictates not only your utility bill rate but also your PEAK demand charges for the entire month.
Your highest PEAK demand usage during your billing cycle determines your energy costs. Lowering the high peak charges reduces your costs.

VANADIUM REDOX-FLOW BATTERY

A redox-flow battery is a type of reversible cell. Chemical energy is produced in a redox-flow battery by different chemical elements, dissolved in a liquid, and split by a membrane. These batteries are rechargeable and ideal for use on a renewable energy grid.

Redox-flow batteries (RFBs) differ from other batteries. Hypothetically, these batteries can be maximised to megawatt-hours and perform sustainably over a longer duration. RFB’s are also safer, provided the material they are built around is non-flammable.

Li-ion and other similar batteries preserve electricity in electrodes that are in a solid state. Unlike them, Redox-flow batteries work like a regenerative fuel cell. The system has positive and negative sides. Either side will produce or receive electrons that are moving through an outer circuit.

The side that is receiving or producing electrons changes in relation to the charge or discharge cycle. A membrane, that allows certain protons to pass through, separates the two sides.

Electrons (from the vanadium ions in the electrolyte) move from the positive side to the negative side when the battery is charging. This process is initiated by a voltage applied across the positive and negative sides. The electrons move through the outer circuit to the negative area, storing electrical energy in the process. When the system is discharging, the electrons that accrued on the negative side move back through the system and are absorbed on the positive side. This process releases the stored energy.

The RFB’s non-flammable, environmentally safe materials can be used as fertilizer once the units are decommissioned.

ADVANTAGES


Long discharge duration with deep charge-discharge cycles


Designed and built for safety, reliability, performance and to last more than 20 years


Low total cost of ownership


Safe and environment-friendly – built using safe, non-flammable battery chemistry with materials that can be used as fertilizer


Highly scalable solution to meet site-specific needs with indoor and outdoor fast deployment options


Fully automated operation reduces utility demand charges


HOW IT WORKS

The vanadium redox-flow battery is split into two areas. A positive and negative side that is divided by a membrane that selectively allows protons to move through. When the battery is charging a voltage is applied and this causes vanadium ions to lose an electron on the positive side.

The electrons move from the positive side to the negative side under these conditions. The electrons are stored on the negative side.

Then, when the system is discharging, the electrons that were stored move back towards the positive side by means of the outside circuit.

Want to find out how we can save you money by streamlining your operations with automation? Email us at i.am@ready.one and one of our qualified specialists will contact you at your convenience.