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Energy Arbitrage

The rise of energy storage in the marketplace is a result of the new value streams it presents to both residential and commercial customers. Traditionally, utilities have been in control of generating and delivering electricity to customers, but new business models and technologies have enabled end users to take control of this source of revenue behind-the-meter with distributed generation. Energy storage has taken the economic viability of distributed generation to new levels with the ability to participate in ancillary services, peak shaving, and demand response in certain markets. Residential and commercial customers can also participate in energy arbitrage by adding energy storage to their solar system and taking advantage of Time of Use on-peak and off-peak electricity prices to get the most value for their solar.

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Energy storage becomes the most valuable when it’s acting as insurance and protecting against power outages. Some locations, such as coastal communities and islands, are more prone to power loss than others, but any location can benefit from an energy storage investment. After just a day of power loss, a small business could stand to lose as much as 18% of their revenue, which increases exponentially the longer the outage lasts. As utilities face more and more power quality challenges and effects of climate change become increasingly severe, the grid is expected to experience more frequent and disastrous outages.

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the cost of a power outage as a percentage of revenue

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businesses that have lost power in the past year

$2.5 Billion

the amount that renewable energy could save society in business interruption losses

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“The casualty factor for fuel resupplies in Afghanistan is 0.042, which is 0.042 casualties for every fuel-related resupply convoy or almost one casualty for every 24 fuel resupply convoys.”

In addition to lives, the burden of cost upon the military for relying on diesel fuel is enormous and ripe for change in their energy mix. Depending on market conditions, the military pays between $2 and $3 per gallon for fuel. Beyond the cost to purchase the fuel commodity itself, there are also other hidden costs including the cost of protecting the transport of the fuel, transport equipment, and transport personnel. These transport and protection costs increase the total cost by up to 15 times the actual purchase price in most cases.

This project involved the design of the systems, procurement, and pre-assembly of components, and shipment to Kabul. IPS President, Tony Boniface traveled to Kabul to lead the project and train the installation team on-site.

Boulder Housing Partners - solar PV modules (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Boulder Housing Partners inverters & battery bank
BHP - Kohler generator
Boulder Housing Partners building - microgrid resiliency project
Boulder Housing Partners - solar PV modules (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
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In 2010, Independent Power Systems worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide five renewable energy based power systems for the Afghan National Army Base power sentinel post sites high in the hills outside of Kabul.
This project was the first of its kind for the USACE and was to be the pilot project for evaluating alternate means of generating electrical power beyond the standard die- sel generators that have always been the go-to option for the military. In military budgets, fuel delivery and transport is a significant portion of spending and risk of casualties.
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Day in and day out we deliver the products and services we would want in our own homes to our clients and customers to help solve their energy challenges. We do this by choosing only the best, safest, and most long-lasting products available to design a system that will continue to perform year after year.

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Hannah Capshaw

Business Development and Microgrid Consultant

Hannah's Story

Hannah Capshaw is the Business Development and Microgrid Consultant at Independent Power Systems. She has a Masters degree in Renewable & Sustainable Energy from the University of Colorado Boulder and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. At IPS, she assists in the development of complex microgrid projects and manages marketing activities. She has experience in the legal field, nonprofits, and the solar industry.

After studying abroad at the Iceland School of Energy, she chose to pursue a career in renewable energy and act as a liaison for the various disciplines involved in renewable energy development. Over the course of her graduate degree, Hannah’s research focused on microgrid development for community resilience and microgrid value chains from an interdisciplinary perspective, particularly in the Caribbean. Her goal is to facilitate creative progress toward a more resilient, clean, and just future through innovative renewable energy solutions with integrity and compassion.