Smart energy consumption with Tesla batteries
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Reduction of electricity costs with batteries
A few days ago, Tesla batteries were installed at Iskra's business unit in Kranj in order to store energy, therefore reducing the electricity bill.
"During peak consumption, we supply energy from the battery and thus reduce the consumption of electricity from the network. As a result, the billing power is lower, which can be seen in the reduction of energy costs resulting in a lower electricity bill, "explained Jože Dermol, Director of Development, Research and Technology at Iskra.
For various reasons, in the company there are surpluses of electricity every day, Dermol continued. “When a surplus occurs, we turn on the battery charge and of course we pay a lower price for this energy than the agreed price of consumption. We use the stored energy to optimize the power. "
These procedures help in the reduction of the cost of electricity consumption and also to stabilize the situation in the electricity distribution network.
"Last but not least, we also have a positive impact on the environment, as we regulate the positive and negative peaks in the distribution network, thus preventing uneconomical energy use and unnecessary shutdowns of power plants. The battery also strengthens Iskra's reputation and brand, our knowledge and experience, "added Dermol.
The payback period of the investment is about five years.