After the financial crash in 2008, one way to stimulate the UK economy was for the government to invest in the renewables sector. Incentives to fit solar panels and wind turbines encouraged significant growth. For those not connected to the grid network, however, things were complicated and battery energy storage was an essential ingredient. With a pedigree working with batteries in the harsh environments of the marine and automotive sectors, OGE were well placed to capitalise on this opportunity.
After a period of delivering bespoke solutions, it became clear that there were advantages in providing what we do as a factory built, ready to go solution and so gridtogo™ was conceived. An opportunity was seen in the temporary power world, for construction and events, where gridtogo™ could be located alongside a diesel generator creating a hybrid power solution and so saving fuel, cutting carbon emissions and saving money.
In 2013, OGE had the opportunity to develop hybrid solutions to meet the demanding needs of the electricity distribution sector as an alternative to running generators for restorations that was supported by the Low Carbon Networks and Innovations funding. Working with the DNO’s afforded OGE exposure to the challenges faced and how energy storage technology offered exciting solutions for challenges with distributed energy systems, growing renewables uptake and the emerging world of EV charging.
Our solutions have continued to evolve ever since and see us working in off grid applications such as in temporary power; for grid connected solutions “behind the meter” where storage is used to support the network; then in a world where storage technology enables multiple energy resources to be used, optimising the use of renewables and the grid so you can choose to be on the grid, off the grid or both!
Ongrid, Offgrid, anywhere in between!
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Established in 2006, the Haiti Hospital Appeal provides quality health care and community support to some of the world’s poorest people.
HHA is a charity that currently run a hospital, a health centre, a children’s home and a 4×4 emergency ambulance service in the northern area of Haiti.
The organisation specialise in community health care, maternity, paediatric, and neo-natal care, and rehabilitation services for adults and children.
Off Grid Energy are proud to have been able to help the work of HHA in the form of a long term relationship providing essential power solutions for the critical work the organisation do.