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Vertiv DynaFlex BESS supports energy grid independence

Vertiv DynaFlex BESS provide utility-scale energy for long duration support. (Image source: Vertiv)

The Vertiv DynaFlex BESS, a battery energy storage system designed to enable energy independence and bolster sustainability efforts at mission critical facilities, provides flexibility in the use of utility power and is a critical step in the deployment of a dynamic power architecture

The system allows organisations to fully leverage the capabilities of hybrid power systems that include solar, wind, hydrogen fuel cells, and other forms of alternative energy.

The lithium-ion batteries in the Vertiv DynaFlex BESS provide utility-scale energy for long duration support, allowing seamless and repeated transitions between energy sources. When paired with the optional Vertiv DynaFlex EMS (Energy Management System), the Vertiv DynaFlex BESS enables advanced energy management strategies, such as demand management and sharing or selling energy back to the grid that can result in a reduction of utility energy consumption and costs and potentially generate revenue for the parties involved.

“Sustainability has become a core tenet of many organisations’ growth plans, but concerns about operational resilience and growing stress on the grid have limited efforts to adopt alternative energy sources,” said Peter Panfil, vice president, global power, Vertiv. “The Vertiv DynaFlex BESS opens the full energy management toolbox. It allows organisations to leverage the strengths of these new energy generation assets and relegates the traditional utility provider to a complementary role in a more dynamic, efficient, and reliable mix of energy sources.”

Supporting mission critical environments

“Mission-critical facilities across the globe must find reliable sources of energy that can handle significant events or fuel access restrictions, and even more so within Africa, where many countries are experiencing serious grid constraints,” remarked Wojtek Piorko, managing director, Africa at Vertiv. “The African Legal Support Facility, in partnership with the Commercial Law Development Program and Power Africa, notes the implementation of BESS solutions in their ‘Understanding Energy Storage’ handbook as an alternative to traditional power solutions, saying that ’energy storage is a powerful tool that can change the pathways to power that sector decision-makers can pursue’. It also refers to BESS as potentially being used as a mitigation measure to unlock grid capacity.”

The Vertiv DynaFlex BESS is designed specifically for mission-critical environments, such as commercial industrial facilities, high-value manufacturing plants, data centres, and more. The system’s power conversion system (PCS) is designed to support 2 millisecond output, virtually eliminating any delays while shifting the load between hybrid power sources.

Vertiv was recently named as ‘Intelligent Power Partner of the Year’ for 2024 at the inaugural Intelligent ICT Awards that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Based on the judging panel's five criteria - sustainability, innovation, scalability, costs benefits and future proofing – the Vertiv DynaFlex BESS solution was named as the clear winner of this category.

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