The Power of the Battery
Annie Otfinoski – 12/04/23

Industrial buildings are the backbone of modern economies, representing hubs of production and economic activity. The efficient operation of these facilities relies heavily on a stable and reliable energy supply.


In recent years, the integration of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) has emerged as a transformative solution for industrial buildings, offering not only cost savings but also contributing to the overall resilience and efficiency of the electricity grid.

ESS are often associated with backup power, the idea that a building can have power when the grid goes down. While this is a potential application of ESS, they have another useful application for cost savings. Typically these systems are capable of one or the other; backup power or cost savings. They are not able to do both functions as one unit. An ESS for backup will be substantially more expensive and essentially sit there unused the majority of the time. Whereas, an ESS designed for cost savings will be constantly working to help manage your power and provide savings, but does not have the capacity to also offer backup power.

Industrial facilities often face peak electricity demand charges, where a significant portion of their electricity costs is based on the highest rate of energy consumption during specific periods. ESS allows these facilities to smooth out their demand profile by storing excess energy during low-demand periods and deploying it during peak times. This peak shaving results in substantial cost savings by avoiding the higher tariffs associated with peak demand.

Energy prices vary throughout the day, with lower rates during off-peak hours. ESS enables industrial buildings to capitalize on this price difference by storing energy when it is cheaper and utilizing stored energy during periods of higher electricity costs. This strategy, known as time-of-use optimization, contributes to significant reductions in energy expenses.

Mynt installed Energy Storage System at Fireclay Tile - Aromas Manufacturing Facility

Energy storage systems enhance the overall reliability and resilience of the electricity grid. By acting as a buffer during periods of high demand or unexpected outages, industrial building batteries ensure a stable power supply to critical infrastructure. This helps prevent disruptions in industrial operations and reduces the likelihood of costly downtime. ESS can respond rapidly to fluctuations in demand and supply, ensuring a smoother and more stable operation of the electrical grid. This capability becomes crucial to providing grid reliability.

The adoption of Energy Storage Systems in industrial buildings represents a win-win scenario. Not only do these systems enable significant cost reductions for industrial operations through peak demand management and time-of-use optimization, but they also contribute to a more resilient and stable electricity grid. As technology continues to advance and economies of scale drive down costs, the widespread deployment of energy storage systems in industrial settings will play a pivotal role in achieving a more sustainable and efficient energy landscape.

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