What We Do
Today's Power, Inc. (TPI) provides off-the-shelf, customizable power and energy storage solutions for a variety of applications. Our products scale to meet any energy demand and are designed to operate under any condition around the world using cleaner power derived from sunlight, wind and conventional fuel sources. Thoroughly tested technologies alongside state of the art electronics and controls ensure long lasting reliability. In addition, our PeakShare: Mobile Storage Beta Program is designed for complimentary cooperatives who are looking to take advantage of 100% of the benefits of storage at 60% of the price.
Quality For A Changing World
In today's business environment, utility grid power is no longer the only choice for meeting electrical needs. Technological advances, economic realities, and environmental concerns have converged to make generating electricity from locally available energy resources not only viable, but often a necessary consideration. Today, commercial, industrial, and government customers are looking for creative, cost effective solutions to address the increasingly decentralized energy landscape. Today’s Power’s standard and custom power systems offer flexibility, reliability, and highly attractive returns on investment ... in short, greater freedom from an increasingly uncertain energy supply.
Benefits & Operational Modes of TPI Energy Storage Solutions
Energy storage systems deployed by TPI have several modes of operation each designed with a specific set of performance attributes and corresponding benefits. Modes of operation may be programmed to work in coordination with one another for maximum revenue stacking and passive benefits. This provides the end-user with an adaptive financial modeling plan based upon the time-of-day, month/year, placement within the local grid structure, and position within the ISO (if applicable). We recognize that both the operational and regulatory environments change depending on where our clients are located; therefore our financial modeling has been designed to account for a wide variety of cost-avoidance and revenue streams. In addition, our clients have the advantage of adding scheduled financial reviews over the lifetime of their systems as an option to their annual service plan. Operational modes may also be managed by either a per-configured priorities, or through signaling from an external controller.
Peak Shaving / Load Leveling
Peak shaving charges and discharges the energy storage system based upon a specific load profile provided by the end-user. This operation is commonly used in conjunction with other benefits such as arbitrage to achieve maximum financial gains. End-users use this when seeking to reduce demand charges due to load spikes. Arbitrage is the most common mode of operation activated on TPI energy storage platforms.
TPl's energy storage systems are designed to respond with power quality control allowing each unit to charge and discharge based upon the frequency regulation and voltage support requirements of the grid. This is generally activated on either a time-of-day basis or through signaling (SCADA). Specific kVAr or power factor levels may be set by the user in order to achieve desired reactive power levels. Other advantages of power quality include the ability to manage frequency and voltage regulation.
Energy Arbitrage takes advantage of either a predetermined time-of-day price fluctuation or signal indicated (from SCADA data) to charge and discharge the storage system at a specific rate for a specific time.
Scheduled (or on demand) Load Reduction
Load Reduction is designed to deploy the maximum amount of energy into the grid during key time-frames which are generally associated with the monthly transmission peaks and/or annual capacity peak for the utility, and/or the ISO. Load reduction involves critical forecasting on the utility's part in conjunction with signaled response from the TPI unit and is used as a method to reduce the utility's overall load within the ISO during a specified period. With load reduction a complete discharge is generally configured in the 2-3 hour time-frame.
In a reserve mode, the energy storage system will automatically direct power to the pre-determined load if there is a lack of power from the grid. This is generally a selected priority setting as this allows the unit to function in another mode of operation so long as there is an active grid connection. In the event of a grid failure, the system would switch modes to power only its assigned load, IE - Emergency operations center.
Time of Day Routing
Time of day routing allows the energy storage system to perform a series of pre-determined functions at a specific time each day. This could include any of the operation benefits listed.
Fleet operation allows all interconnected energy storage units to communicate and operate as a whole. This method of storage and distribution provides a scalable solution that can handle multiple modes across a diverse energy landscape. Residential homes, commercial units and utilities can cross communicate for maximum efficiency and operations.
Manual operation allows the end-user to manually control the operation of the system through a secure HMI interface at location or through a secure web portal.