Use Cases

Energy storage provides a vast array of services and benefits for Convergent’s customers from replacing aging electrical infrastructure to integrating renewable energy sources to providing customer-sited power quality and demand reduction.

Click the boxes below to learn more about the many use cases for Convergent’s energy storage offerings.


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T&D Upgrade Avoidance

Specification:
  • 1-6 hours of continuously-dispatchable energy located downstream of infrastructure constraint

Features:
  • Adds capacity directly in load centers vs. expensive, costly line / substation upgrades
  • Charges overnight,discharges during periods of peak demand
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Grid Balancing

Specification:
  • 5-60 minutes of continuously-dispatchable energy located anywhere on the transmission or distribution system

Features:
  • Provides fast-ramping regulation and VARs
  • Remains in partial state of charge, ready to inject or remove electricity from the system
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Congestion Relief

Specification:
  • 2-6 hours of continuously-dispatchable energy located in load pockets with direct interconnection to lower voltage distribution systems

Features:
  • Provides targeted, locational energy and capacity in congested load pockets / circuits and delivers reliable demand response
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Renewables Integration

Specification:
  • 15 minutes – 2 hours of continuously-dispatchable energy located either near variable renewable resources and/or in load pockets

Features:
  • Smooths intermittent renewable injection
  • Increases capacity factor / improves utilization of interconnection capacity
  • Shifts energy from non-peak to peak periods
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Demand Reduction

Specification:
  • 1-4 hours of continuously-dispatchable energy located on the customer side of the utility meter

Features:
  • Provides firm load reduction during peak periods
  • Creates bill savings for utility customers
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Power Quality

Specification:
  • 5-30 minutes of continuously-dispatchable energy located on the customer side of the utility meter

Features:
  • Prevents loss of time and money by keeping customer operations online during grid power quality fluctuations