Benefits to your business
With no cost to your business, your backup generator can participate in Enel X flexibility programs and provide immediate financial returns.
Enel X actively manages the end-to-end implementation of the project, funding all participation costs. We provide ongoing maintenance and monitoring, minimising the time investment of your staff.
Counter rising energy costs with a new revenue stream, where you earn payments from using your backup generator in the energy market.
We are retailer agnostic which means you can switch to any retailer at any time and still get the full value of flexibility.
By using your generator for flexibility you'll increase its reliability. We can fund upgrades to ensure your assets are running properly and easily enrolled in demand response programs.
In addition, damage or faults are more likely to be detected while you still have grid power, which reduces the risk of malfunction during a true grid emergency.
Manufacturers advise that backup generators should be tested periodically under load to increase engine lifetime and reduce operational risk.
Participating in our programs means your generator will be tested frequently under your site’s load, removing the need to purchase load banks for testing requirements.
To further support your business, we provide advance notice of irregular grid conditions from the Australian Energy Market Operator to ensure you are prepared.
With more renewables and less coal-fired power stations, the grid needs an instantaneous response to manage unforeseen events and provide grid balancing services.
Backup generators are an effective solution which support more renewables onto the grid. Without them, either expensive new power plants will be built, or the uptake of more renewables will be stifled.
Annual run-hours of diesel will be low and emission controls can be evaluated and upgraded where necessary.
Flexibility programs also increase grid reliability as most programs run when the grid is under stress. By participating, you contribute to this reliability by minimising the chance of power outages.