Power on Demand
MicroEra Power is developing the world’s most efficient stationary generators systems (100 – 400 kW power range) to provide business with ultra-reliable Back-Up Power and cost-effective On-Site Power Generation. Our system replaces a diesel back-up generator with a hybrid power system operating on inexpensive Natural Gas or Propane – converting an underutilized asset into a Value-Creating Energy Management Tool with a FAST PAYBACK..
In the future, MicroEra Power’s systems can be deployed to support a renewable-intensive electric grid for an overall low-carbon system. As more solar and wind power come online, it becomes more difficult to operate central power plants cost effectively. Renewable energy intermittency also increases the need for redundant power generation capacity and energy storage.
To meet peak demand, utilities maintain spinning reserves and peak capacity at hot stand-by, at high cost and with ongoing carbon emissions when there is no demand for this energy. As solar power capacity ramps up, the early evening peak in grid demand is increasingly severe and thus difficult for the grid operator to meet.
To support utilities in this daily challenge, MicroEra Power provides a clean, cost-effective and scaleable solution.
Ways in which our system supports an overall clean, efficient, low-carbon grid:
We mitigate the need for electric storage by providing on-demand generation, without extensive batteries or load-shifting technologies, which inherently represent high costs, efficiency losses, and increased carbon emissions.
We provide efficient on-site generation solutions which are quick and responsive, to provide power when and where it is needed, with high-efficiency at all power levels and without the requirement of of a minimum run time.
We reduce overall peak demand, by businesses self-generating during peak periods, and recovering and storing heat for heating and air conditioning functions.
Building-to-grid connectivity, in future initiatives, now being explored by the U.S. Department of Energy, MicroEra Power systems can be aggregated (via IoT technology) to provide a Virtual Power Plant.