Heavy dependence on fossil fuel imports, coupled with a growing climate crisis, puts islands around the globe in a very unique position as it relates to energy security. Relying on oil, diesel and natural gas shipments has been a very expensive endeavor and traditionally the only option for these isolated communities. That is until now. Integrating renewable energy has not only become an economically viable alternative, it’s also a sustainable one.
The real key to unlocking ‘100% renewables’ is the energy management system (EMS). A basic software and controls platform manages the energy system and application. Sophisticated software and controls extends beyond to orchestrate and optimize multiple assets, such as hybrid energy systems and remote micro-grids or entire islands to achieve ambitious renewable energy targets. Join us as we discuss the island of Bonaire and its integrated power system combining renewables, engines and energy storage that will deliver both economic and environmental benefits.