The increasing impact of climate change is predicted to bring further extreme weather conditions across the globe. Microgrids are a suitable option to mitigate the impact that adverse weather events can have on energy systems. Effectively, a microgrid is a self-sufficient energy system which is capable of functioning autonomously.
Bringing microgrids into the grid-connected world will enable us to more effectively manage energy systems, with energy storage providing control over power, paired with renewable energy generation and with diesel generators for back-up.
Standalone or integrated microgrids have complex energy management challenges, bringing decentralised power generation and distributed energy storage together to create resilient energy systems. When utilising renewable energy generation, such as wind, solar, wave or tidal energy, microgrids can be used to decarbonise industrial and domestic applications.
The adoption of microgrids, whether that be on land, in an island community or in the underwater environment, will bring a clean, more flexible and cost-effective option for the future of global energy systems.
Verlume’s Intelligent Energy Management System (IEMS) is essentially a microgrid controller. As an example of this, within Halo, IEMS couples marine renewable energy with lithium battery storage to provide energy security to a range of underwater applications, including:
- Subsea production control systems
- Seabed sensor packages
- Residential and autonomous underwater vehicles
- CCUS injection facilities
- And more
By creating a scalable, power generation and energy storage agnostic energy management platform, Verlume can help design, install and operate power delivery systems for microgrid applications. This extends beyond the underwater environment, with our technologies suitable for multiple harsh environment and difficult-to-electrify use cases:
- Shore power solution
- Last mile electrification
- Temporary and emergency back-up power systems
Visit the product page to find out more how Verlume can help solve complex energy challenges with onshore and offshore microgrids.