The days when Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) providers raced to build Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) as cheaply as possible are gone. Today, needs and expectations from manufacturers have changed – but the demand for affordable process heat has not.
To meet future demands and comply with decarbonization requirements, industrial clients need more complex, innovative solutions today. Strategies that leverage power market volatility as well as customer-specific demand patterns and heat quality requirements – all as efficiently as possible.
ENERGYNEST’s range of renewable storage solutions can help EaaS providers to best cope with these challenges, creating flexibility and increased energy efficiency from high temperature storage. This offers a comprehensive and more competitive approach for their exisiting and future industrial clients.
More complexity for EaaS providers to support industrial clients with viable and net-zero solutions
All too often in the industry, valuable high temperature heat cannot be re-used within operational processes and needs to be released as waste heat. Just hours later, at the same site or at the neighbour’s factory, a gas boiler is starting to provide steam for other processes (e.g. process heat, steam degassing) – but now it’s too late to repurpose the lost energy.
Storing waste heat and using for steam on demand is the missing link towards a better solution, making steam available on-demand dramatically reducing plant fuel and operating costs.
All too often in industry valuable high temperature heat from batch processes in furnaces, kilns etc comes in stops and starts. Processes to transform this waste heat into valuable electricity such as Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) rely on constant input, leading to further wastage.
Storing waste heat and turning it to power with our storage system is the missing link towards a better solution, enabling constant electricity production using ORC from waste heat. This innovative approach means reducing plant and electricity costs and increasing independence from the grid.
All over Europe, large-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects and wind farms are being developed, with expansion targets more than doubling countries’ peak demands. At the same time, industrial manufacturers are desperately seeking ways to decarbonize their process steam, yet heat pumps don’t work for temperatures >200°, geothermal energy is rarely available, and the availability of sustainable biomass/biogas is very limited.
Turning power to steam on manufacturing or utility level with thermal energy storage is the missing link by storing electricity and making it available on demand for steam production. This reduces plant operating costs, creates new revenue streams and enables 24/7 renewable energy supply, all as part of an integrated waste to energy solution.
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