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It’s easy to take the reliability and resilience of our electricity supply for granted. With the flick of a switch, the lights turn on, our appliances work and our equipment allows our businesses to function. But dependability requires constant monitoring and collective management. In fact, to ensure our electricity system stays up and running, the National Grid already spends more than £1 billion a year on balancing services, and has forecast that investment could reach £2 billion within five years. As renewables make greater contributions to our energy mix, balancing the grid is more challenging than ever. The National Grid is responsible for ensuring that energy supply matches demand in real time, such that the frequency remains balanced at 50Hz, plus or minus 1%. To balance the system, it must deliver sufficient capacity, including a capacity margin to guard against potential shortages of electricity.

Despite the resiliency approach and resilience measures that the National Grid puts in place, power cuts can and do happen, and therefore businesses are increasingly taking grid resilience improvements into their own hands. Some “mission critical power” organisations, such as hospitals, have a clear emergency imperative for site resilience where people’s lives depend on having reliable power at all times of day and night. Similarly, data centres need high levels of business continuity, ultimately driven by their service level agreements with customers. Within the industry, we’re also seeing high levels of interest from manufacturing businesses in certain geographical regions prone to voltage variations, where process failure results in lost production. Grid resilience therefore is so much more than uninterrupted power supplies, it’s also about business productivity, business continuity and the preservation of life.

From battery-based distributed storage solutions and battery replacements through to diesels generators for grid stabilisation, here at Dale Power Solutions, we have a great range of grid resilience system’s just perfect for your business power needs.

Installed, managed and maintained by a team of industry-accredited and award-winning engineering experts, they will advise you on the most suitable grid resilience product for your business, and the parts that will extend its lifespan for as long as possible. Available 24/7, 365 days of the year, they can also help with any unexpected loss of power, and even design and create custom UPS systems to take your power capabilities to the next level.

With Dale Power Solutions, all of your power grid resilience needs are kept at the forefront of our recommendations, so that the right systems are put in place, boosting grid integrity. Therefore, if you’re looking for guidance on grid resilience practices, processes, products and services, and are located across the UK in areas such as Scarborough, St Albans, Glasgow or Pen y Cymoedd, please speak to us today.

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Why Grid Resiliency Is Important

Grid resiliency is often confused with grid reliability, so we’d firstly like to differentiate the terms. Grid reliability is the ability of the power system to deliver electricity in the quantity and with the quality demanded by users. This is achieved by having enough generation resources to meet all power demands and having enough built-in redundancy to minimise the effects of single point failures. All in all, grid reliability means that the lights turn on when the switch is thrown, that appliances work, and that power is supplied without interruption.

Grid resilience however, is concerned with the ability of a system to recover from adversity due to more widespread disruptive events. Resilience emphasises the idea that disruptive events can and do occur and that systems should be designed to bounce back quicker and stronger. By designing power system resilience to certain standards, grid resilience efforts reduces the impact from disruptive events to less than they could have been otherwise. Disruptive events may include natural disasters, cyber impacts and operational issues. Grid resiliency is becoming increasingly important as major storms become more frequent and the abilities of hackers to commit cyber-attacks continues to grow. Luckily, grid resilience is developing at a fast pace. and new and innovative products are available that can strengthen your resilience, and business operations.

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How Grid Resiliency Can Be Strengthened

In the energy sector, utilities, governments and other stakeholders need to take longer and deeper looks at building resilience to limit and mitigate the risks to customers. Extreme weather can force power outages by driving power demand past the limits of available generation resources. Grid damage and damage to the distribution system also limits restoration efforts even if generation capacity is available. With these threats ever present, power grid resilience efforts must be preserved and strengthened for optimum operation, reduced downtime and continuous power supply and power generation.

At Dale Power Solutions, we offer a range of power grid resilience solutions that can impact your power supply greatly. These solutions include:

  • Battery based Distributed Storage Solutions (DSS) & Grid Support Solutions – Dynamic Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR)
  • Diesel generators for grid stabilisation – Firm Frequency Response (FFR)
  • Intelligent Controls to upgrade existing power supplies to extend the operational life and use in a smarter way – Demand Side Response (DSR)
  • DC black start, battery replacement & power supply solutions for electricity sub-stations

Strengthen your power supply with a grid resilience solution from Dale Power Solutions. Whether you’re located in Manchester, Liverpool, York or London, and are looking for a UPS power supply, new generator or replacement battery, we’ve got everything you need for the best in grid resiliency. Contact us today on 0330 999 3000 to discuss our range of options, and find out more.

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Our Grid Resiliency Options

Diesel Generators

Here at Dale Power Solutions, we have a superb range of diesel generators for grid stabilisation and a Firm Frequency Response (FFR). They can help to reduce demand or balance the grid to avoid power outages, as well as be a backup source of power should your UPS need it.

Our range of diesel generators include:

The Heavy Range: These high power diesel generators are recommended where loss of power is not an option – for example, in hospitals and the healthcare sector.

The Heavy Range Includes:

The HTW-670 T5

  • 670 kVA Generator set Open Skid
  • Powered by: MITSUBISHI
  • Alternator: STAMFORD
  • 50 Hz
  • 1.500 r.p.m
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE: 400/230 V
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES: 380/220 / 415/240 V
  • Anti-vibration shock absorbers
  • Chassis with integrated fuel tank

The HTW-1550 T5

  • 1564 kVA Generator set Open Skid
  • Powered by: MITSUBISHI
  • Alternator: MECC ALTE
  • 50 Hz
  • 1.500 r.p.m
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE: 400/230 V
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES: 380/220 / 415/240 V
  • 4-pole thermal magnetic circuit breaker
  • Connection panel wired to the safety protection (open thermal magnetic protection and alarm)

Other popular heavy range generators we supply include the HMW-1145 T5, HMW-1270 T5 and the HMW-800 T5. For the full range, please click here.

Industrial Range Generators: A great range of solutions for diesel generators that can be used to supply energy, for peak shavings or for emergency use. Clients who use our industrial generators come from industries including mining, telecommunications and transport. as well as the marine, hotel and the military sectors.

The Industrial Generator Range Includes:

The HYW-13 T5

  • 12.5 kVA Generator set Open Skid
  • Powered by: YANMAR
  • Alternator: STAMFORD
  • 50 Hz
  • 1.500 r.p.m
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE: 400/230 V
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES: 230/132 · 230 V (t)
  • Anti-vibration shock absorbers
  • Heating resistor (standard on sets with automatic control panels)

The HFW-125 T6

  • 145 kVA Generator set Open Skid
  • Powered by: FPT_IVECO
  • Alternator: STAMFORD
  • 60 Hz
  • 1.800 r.p.m
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE 480/277 V
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES 208/120 / 220/127 / 380/220 / 440/254 V
  • Electric control and power panel with measurements devices and control unit (according to necessity and configuration)
  • Battery charger alternator with ground connection

Other popular industrial generators we supply include the HDW-405 T6, HSW-355 T5 and the HMW-665 T5. For the full range, please click here.

Medium Voltage Range: Ideal for hospitals, refineries, petrochemical plants and the steel industry, our medium voltage diesel generators are available in both 50Hz and 60Hz models, and include both single phase and three phase generators.

The Medium Voltage Range Includes:

The HTW-2030 T5

  • 2016 kVA Generator set Open Skid
  • Powered by: MITSUBISHI
  • Alternator: STAMFORD
  • 50 Hz
  • 1.800 r.p.m
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE: 11 KV
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES 3,3 / 6 / 6,3 / 6,6 / 10 KV
  • Medium voltage cubicle separated with overcurrent protections and measurement transformers
  • Battery charger alternator with ground connection

The HMW-1020 T6

  • 1157 kVA Generator set Open Skid
  • Powered by: MTU
  • Alternator: STAMFORD
  • 60 Hz
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE: 13,8 KV
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES 4,16 / 6,6 / 7,2 / 12,47 KV
  • Oil sump extraction kit
  • Anti-vibration shock absorbers

Other popular industrial generators we supply include the HTW-2020 T6, HTW-1550 T5 and the HTW-2080 T5. For the full range, please click here.

Silent Range: We supply and install Himoinsa’s Silent Plus generator sets, which, in addition to complying with the Stage IIIA emission regulations, promise a noise level of around 60 dB(A)@7m, and are therefore ideally suited for locations with greater acoustic restrictions.

The Silent Range Includes:

The HRYW-20 T5 S+

  • 20 kVA Generator set Silent Plus
  • Powered by: YANMAR
  • Alternator: STAMFORD
  • 50 Hz
  • 1.500 r.p.m
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE: 400/230 V
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES: 230/132 · 230 V (t)
  • Soundproofing provided by high-density volcanic rock wool
  • Full access for maintenance (water, oil and filters, no need to remove the canopy)

The HRFW-85 T5 S+

  • 85 kVA Generator set Silent Plus
  • Powered by: FPT_IVECO
  • Alternator: MECC ALTE
  • 50 Hz
  • 1.500 r.p.m
  • STANDARD VOLTAGE: 400/230 V
  • AVAILABLE VOLTAGES: 230/132 · 230 V (t)
  • Anti-leakage chassis, predisposed to retain liquids (retention tray)
  • Emergency stop button (double emergency stop protection: Interior on the panel + Exterior on the bodywork)

Other popular silent generators we supply include the HRYW-35 T5 S+, HRFW-100 T5 S+ and the HRSW-505 T5 S+. For the full range, please click here.

Battery based Distributed Storage Solutions (DSS)

We are a trusted NEC Energy Solutions Qualified DSS® Partner and can design, install, operate and maintain DSS® energy storage units to enhance grid stability and grid resilience. Our fully integrated DSS® platform enables next-generation energy storage-based services on both sides of the electricity meter: reducing energy costs and increasing the resilience, while improving efficiency, predictability, and distributed resource dispatchability for utilities.

Available in 2 bay, 4 bay and 6 bay units, you can also choose from remote-mounted 100kW, 280kW, or 710W component PCS options, as well as from a range of adaptable outdoor-rated configurations.

This fantastic and extensive energy storage solution also offers what we here at Dale Power Solutions call, “The 4 Corners of Energy Storage”:

  • Proven Technology: DSS proven technology based on NEC proven technology used in grid storage systems.
  • Aggregator Relationship: Providing revenue generation and reduced energy costs.
  • National Coverage: Experienced national installation and service provider.
  • Financial Solution: Flexible financial funding including self-financing options.

When combined with our remote monitoring service, you receive a truly beneficial energy storage solution that can meet the demands of the grid.

Battery Replacement Solutions

When you need a new battery, you need Dale Power Solutions too. Not only do all of our batteries come from genuine manufacturers and have been manufactured to distinct specifications with assured durability, reliability and productivity, we also stock batteries for engines and generators no longer in production, to ensure we can meet quite specific demands. By also keeping abreast of batteries for newly-developed technologies, we can provide a battery replacement service like no other, and keep your electricity site at full power.We are also experts in battery service and maintenance, which can include:

  • A check of the open circuit battery and your UPS float voltages.
  • A physical inspection of your batteries, terminals and connections.
  • Assessment of your battery cabinets.
  • Impedance testing to assess the internal condition of your batteries.
  • Voltage readings.
  • Disposal of batteries in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, which includes removal, transportation and disposal of waste batteries.

If you’re looking for a battery replacement service, a distributed storage solution or a new diesel generator for your power site in locations including Scarborough, St Albans, Glasgow or Pen y Cymoedd, please speak to us today and we’ll discuss with you the right choice for your business.

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FAQs

What Is Grid Resilience?

The UK electricity system has experienced high levels of grid resilience historically – offering a high degree of confidence to businesses and consumers that power will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. However, we must be able to respond to the more severe, less frequent events to ensure power supplies are maintained or restored quickly following such an event. Therefore, grid resilience is ‘the ability to withstand and reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events, which includes the capability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from such events‘.

Why Is Grid Resilience Important?

  • To prevent power outages and blackouts.
  • To ensure stability of the most vulnerable sectors, such as healthcare.
  • To cope with increasing demand.

What Products & Services Do You Recommend For Grid Resilience?

Before recommending any products or services, we will always discuss site requirements with you to give us a greater understanding of your needs. In general however, it is likely that you will need one of the following products and services for grid resilience:

  • Backup generator.
  • Battery replacement.
  • Battery based Distributed Storage Solutions (DSS).
  • UPS maintenance.
  • Generator maintenance.
  • Spare parts.

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