The Powerful Future of Decentralized Energy Systems

Some things in life are guaranteed. Beyond death and taxes, it’s a safe bet that your need for reliable power will increase as the years fly by. At Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists, we are already seeing significant demand for decentralized energy systems. And, we are confident this need will only continue an upward trajectory as businesses evolve and seek ways to stabilize their power options as they navigate an increasingly fluid energy market.

Key Elements of Decentralized Energy Systems

There are three key elements to any decentralized system. These include:

  1. On-site generation
  2. Energy storage
  3. Demand response technologies

Together, these elements facilitate efficient power generation and distribution. Properly designed, installed, and maintained, grid management is easy to monitor and optimize.

Benefits of Decentralized Energy

When properly executed, decentralized energy solutions offer a myriad of benefits for businesses, including:

  • Scalability. Decentralized systems can be scaled up over time to meet increased demand. This makes decentralized systems ideal for incorporation within 5, 10, 20-year business plans.
  • Flexibility. In addition to scalability, decentralized systems make it easy to perform maintenance or repairs, and route around system failures.
  • Energy Efficiency. Decentralized energy systems shorten the distance from the point of generation to the point of consumption. The short distance translates to minimal loss of electricity.
  • Eco-Friendly. Most decentralized energy systems are built around solar, wind, and hydroelectric power generation systems. This makes them an eco-friendly solution that will reduce emissions, pollution, etc.
  • Independence. Perhaps the most important benefit is that decentralized systems are ideally suited for remote locations where centralized power systems are either unavailable, unreliable, or expensive. While they provide many advantages within urban and suburban applications, they are perfect for oil and gas exploration, forestry, mining, and many other industries that operate off the beaten path.

Investing In The Future

Decentralized energy systems represent a considerable investment for any business. As expected, there are many obstacles and challenges to overcome. These include the navigation of legal and regulatory requirements, the maintenance and technical requirements, as well as financial and logistical considerations. Essentially, becoming your own energy supplier requires establishing your own power company within your operations.

Of course, with great challenges come great rewards. Once the capital costs, technical requirements, and administrative details are squared away, the long-term advantages can be enjoyed. Foremost among these, energy independence that can shield your business from blackouts, brownouts, and wild shifts in the energy market. That alone makes decentralized energy systems the talk of the town right now as businesses seek ever more efficient and effective power solutions that are shielded from the volatility of recent years.

We encourage you to contact Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists at (800) 625-8324 to speak with our EGSA-certified technicians about decentralized energy systems. We’re happy to give you the answers you need to determine the best ways for your business to take advantage of these emerging energy solutions.

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