Battery energy storage technologies for off-grid and transport applications

Energy storage systems play a crucial role in off-grid applications globally. Although various energy storage systems exist, this article considers different battery technologies for their suitability for off-grid and electric vehicle applications. Off-grid electricity can be defined as a stand-alone power system or mini-grid to typically provide a small community with electricity without the support […]

Diesel standby generators and the environment  

Diesel standby plant has an impact on the environment and is subject to regulations governing noise levels and emissions. The diesel standby plant (DSP) forms an essential part of the electricity supply network and appears in many forms and in many places. In the past, the DSP was common at high-reliability sites such as telecommunications […]

Downloading, analysing and reporting power quality data

This article describes five steps to simplify and automate the analysis and reporting process. Understanding energy consumption or power quality issues requires data. Measurements are the ideal form of data, but this data must be turned into usable information in a process most commonly referred to as analysis and reporting. The analysis takes the raw […]