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Battery Energy Storage Unit Hire (Hybrids)

Our Battery Energy Storage (BES) units - also known as hybrid generators, hybrid battery units, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) or simply "hybrids" - are an increasingly popular way to reduce the environmental impact of traditional temporary power. BES units are designed to significantly cut fuel consumption and emissions, providing our customers a more economical and sustainable power solution.


What is a Hybrid Unit (Battery Energy
Storage Unit)?

A battery energy storage unit, or hybrid generator, enables energy, like electricity produced by diesel generators, to be stored and used/ discharged when needed. With a 90kWh battery capacity, Hybrid Units are a sustainable solution for many diverse applications.

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How do Battery Energy Storage Systems Work?

BES units (hybrid generators) are understandably more advanced than the batteries you keep at home, nestled away in your drawers. BES Units, or Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), are charged by electricity, generated the majority of the time in our case, by diesel generators. The intelligent control system can be configured to keep the energy or release it, and support your application with a sustainable power supply when needed or at a pre-set time i.e. during the night.

Many applications, particularly those in the construction industry, have varying power requirements, commitments to reduce environmental impact, and noise restrictions. During the day, whilst the site is operating and functioning, the supply/load required is hugely different to that outside of the normal operating hours. During the quieter hours, with welfare facilities infrequently used, and plant operators finished for the day, it makes sense the power requirement reduces compared with the day.

But what happens during this period? A Generator typically runs inefficiently, burning diesel, adding to noise pollution and negatively affecting the site's environmental impact.

In most cases, BES units can be the ideal solution to meet that power demand when at its lowest point. The intelligent system control can monitor the power requirement, manage the charging and discharging of batteries, and control the generator. An automated, systematic solution that can be pre-programmed to provide silent emission-free power when required, for example between 6PM – 6AM. Or can be left to its own intelligent devices, managing your power supply as it sees fit.

Benefits of Battery Energy Storage Units (hybrid units)

When demand reduces, the BES units (hybrid generator / BESS) takes over the load, therefore turning off the diesel generator and reducing the amount of fuel consumed within your project. 

As a result of burning less fuel, BES units (hybrid generators / BESS) contribute to projects reducing their CO2 and NOx emissions on site.

Due to the battery storage capacity, by utilising a BES units (hybrid generator / BESS) alongside a diesel generator, you will benefit from an uninterrupted power supply.

BES units (hybrid generators / BESS) benefit from noise elimination, perfect for sites in close proximity to residential neighbours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, BES units can be programmed to operate autonomously. The intelligent control system can monitor power requirements, manage the charging and discharging of its batteries and decide when to run the generator. This automated system ensures a reliable power supply while minimising environmental impact.

Construction sites have varying power requirements and often face noise and environmental impact restrictions. During low power demand periods, such as overnight, BES units can efficiently manage power needs, reducing fuel consumption, noise pollution, and emissions. This helps meet environmental commitments and improve operational efficiency.

Absolutely. BES units are versatile and can be used in various industries including utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, facilities management, agriculture, and mechanical and electrical. They provide a sustainable and economical power solution for any application with fluctuating power demands.

BES units significantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions by optimising the use of stored energy. During periods of low power demand, they minimise the need for running diesel generators, thereby cutting down on noise pollution and the overall environmental footprint. To find out more about how we've helped customers cut their emissions in 2023, have a read of our Journey to Green Annual Sustainability Report 2023.

The size and capacity of the BES unit required depend on your project's specific power needs. Our standard BES units have a 90kWh capacity, can be combined for larger power requirements and are suitable for a wide range of applications. We can also provide higher-capacity BES units for the heaviest of power loads. For tailored advice and solutions, please contact our team to discuss your requirements.

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