Powering your home with hybrid

SSEPD has worked with Off Grid Energy to develop a battery/generator combination unit, that’s  a similar idea to a hybrid vehicle. The battery element will provide energy to a property when the demand is low. As the demand increases or the battery requires recharging, then the diesel generator will kick in. Over night power will generally be provided by the battery, significantly reducing noise and  C02 emissions through a shorter generator run time.

The hybrid generator will soon be deployed into SSEPD’s generator fleet, and be used as our first choice generator.  Future Networks are delighted to announce that the hybrid generator, was selected as a finalist at the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015, in the category of best Environmental Impact Award.  The results will be announced on 30th April 2015.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.8 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.

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