Kirtland Resiliency Project Unveiled — Featuring BlockEnergy, the Future of Renewable, Utility-Distributed PowerPosted by On


BlockEnergy Smart Platform System Interface

Realtime system BlockEnergy Smart Platform System Interface located at Kirtland Air Force Base, (KAFB). The large LED screens is where BlockEnergy comes alive, allowing anyone to see the movement of energy throughout the BlockEnergy system in real time.

The BlockEnergy Smart Platform System Diagram

Upcoming residential community BlockEnergy Smart Platform application. Unveiled to the public during North America Smart Energy Week, October 21-22, 2020.

A BlockBox in operation on Kirtland Air Force Base for the Kirtland Resiliency Project.

A BlockBox in operation on Kirtland Air Force Base for the Kirtland Resiliency Project.

The BlockEnergy Smart Platform Delivers the Most Resilient Electric Power Available

The safer, the simpler, the more modular that you make a power platform, the more reliable and cost-effective it is to build and maintain over its lifetime.”

— Rob Bennett, CEO of Emera Technologies

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA, September 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The BlockEnergy Smart Platform is delivering the new standard for power security and resiliency on Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) — right now. Created by Emera Technologies LLC, (ETL) BlockEnergy introduces the first utility-focused business model for a distributed energy platform. Using smart technology, it’s able to put new residential communities on resilient, renewable power — today.

BlockEnergy is different than any power system brought to market to date. As a subsidiary of Emera Inc, a utility with $34 billion in assets serving Canada, the U.S. and Caribbean, ETL was launched by utility, technology and renewable energy experts. Their aim, to remove complexity from today’s power systems by creating the first plug-and-play electricity platform, able to seamlessly interoperate with the existing grid. Better yet, BlockEnergy is designed for utility ownership, made to be operated and maintained by local utilities — the same as any other capital asset.

BUSINESS CASE FOR LOCAL UTILITIES
“I am intrigued by the idea of providing superior reliability at the community level by using a step-change in technology. The safer, the simpler, the more modular that you make a power platform, the more reliable and cost-effective it is to build and maintain over its lifetime. BlockEnergy is all of these things, and we believe it’s a business model local utilities and their customers will like,” says Rob Bennett, CEO of Emera Technologies.

“The electric power market is changing. Market trends utilities face are, decarbonization, decentralization and digitization, ”the three D’s.” BlockEnergy aligns with these market shifts, giving utilities a new power platform to respond to the changing market,” said Louise-Anne Comeau, VP of of Business Development, for…

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