The leading manufacturer of power solutions for the construction industry, Off Grid Energy, has installed its largest and most powerful temporary power hybrid at Kennington Tube station. The station sees four new customer passageway being built, as part of work on the Northern Line Extension, which will extend the London Underground (LU) network from Kennington to Battersea Power Station via Nine Elms.
Off Grid Energy has provided the gridtogo™ battery storage solution with a power output of 195kVA, which reduces generator running hours, resulting in a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a substantial reduction in polluting emissions, CO2 and noise. In addition, the unit has a storage capacity of 350kwhrs, allowing the use of a smaller generator, which then results in further fuel savings.
LU’s contractor approached temporary power experts Power Electrics to deliver a noise-sensitive solution for the time-critical project and they chose the Off Grid Energy silent high power gridtogo™ system along with a modern super silent generator that allowed full power demand to be met 24/7. Power Electrics has now provided the 300kVA super silent diesel generator with the 195kVA hybrid system to deliver a total power capacity of just under half a megawatt.
“Power Electrics had a challenge to deliver a power solution for London Underground that had the least environmental impact in terms of air quality and noise pollution. Noise and CO2 emissions are major issues in London and construction is a key contributor to poor air quality. It is great that London Underground is committed to demonstrating best practice and that alternative technologies can deliver both environmental and cost benefits for temporary power solutions in London,” said Danny Jones, CEO at Off Grid Energy.
Off Grid Energy pioneered the use of energy storage technology in power generation systems for construction, events and utilities since first applications in 2010. Since then, the company has led the way in design and manufacture of a range of products that deliver significant fuel efficiency improvements and so drive down costs, reduce emissions and eliminate noise.