At Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group, we are recognized for our energy efficiency solutions, primarily combined heat and power (CHP). In fact, CHP has been acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Energy as a solution for a greener tomorrow. As we lead the charge on efficiency, it is also crucial that we use it in conjunction with renewable energy strategies like wind and solar power.
Working with our Affiliates
Energy efficiency and renewable energy are two sides of the same coin. They are both low-carbon strategies aimed at providing clean air, curbing climate change and saving consumers money. That’s why, as part of EDF Group, we work alongside our affiliates who supply renewable energy solutions.
- Dalkia Energy Solutions, EDF Group is dedicated to advancing solar technology to create new levels of efficiency and allow facilities of all sizes to generate electricity on-site.
- EDF Renewables North America is a market-leading independent power producer focused on wind, solar and storage projects.
With these renewable energy projects, what is the need for energy efficiency? The downfall of solar and wind power is their unreliability, being dependent on the current weather to provide energy. But that’s where we come in: a microgrid can help overcome these limitations with an integrated strategy.
What are Microgrids?
A microgrid is a local energy system with its own control capability, meaning it can operate independently without support from the larger grid during emergencies like storms or power outages. A microgrid can be powered by a larger energy grid and, at the flip of a switch, separate and begin to power itself.
So how do microgrids assist with renewable energy strategies? They can be powered by renewable resources like solar panels or wind turbines, and with properly managed requirements, could potentially run indefinitely. That means a microgrid could run off a local power source that is too small or unreliable for continuous use, such as solar or wind. When the power source becomes unusable, the microgrid could switch back to the larger grid connection. This combination of strategies allows communities or facilities to be more energy independent and environmentally friendly.
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