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3 benefits of onsite energy solutions

Australia is a country built on innovation and adaptation, with businesses and individuals always looking for solutions that will take them ahead of the competition.

However, when times get comfortable, it is easy to forget about searching for smarter options. It is at this point that enterprises can be caught out by sudden events that take business progress in a completely different direction.

At Optimal Group, our complete focus is on providing onsite energy solutions to enterprises that allow them room for growth. Through our Capstone Microturbines products, we can confident in taking businesses off-grid and into a position where they are in control of their own power future.

With this in mind, here are three benefits of using this innovative technology.

1) Protect against the unknown

While the Australian power network is one of the best in the world, our unique geographic location provides countless outages every year.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Australian businesses were hit by nine tropical cyclones in the 2014-15 season, just short of the 45-year average. Each of these events caused mammoth power outages to regions of Queensland, the Northern Territory and NSW – destroying products and limiting the ability of enterprises to continue operating.

As such, power security is a constant issue across the country. To avoid this disruption, Optimal Group can install an on-site power solution, reducing the risk of outages from the main grid and ensuring your business can remain active in the market.

Cyclones can knock grid power out for days.Cyclones can knock grid power out for days.

2) Contributing to lower emissions

As climate change remains a global problem, every country and business around the world must work harder to reduce co2 emissions. However, at present, Australia is still struggling to meet its promise, particularly around pollution from power stations.

Co2 emissions from electricity production have increased 5.1 per cent since June 2014.

Based on information from Pitt & Sherry and The Australia Institute, co2 emissions from electricity production have increased 5.1 per cent since June 2014. As a whole, this makes up around a third of the country's total carbon emissions – an indication that things must change in the future.

If your business wants to become an industry leader in low co2 emissions, working with the team at Optimal Group is a great place to start. Every unit of heat and power created on-site results in less emissions into the atmosphere, while there are no transmission losses as the energy is produced where needed.

Of course, there are a number of avenues that Optimal Group can help you achieve these goals. For one, we conduct a comprehensive energy audit of your business or building to understand the best solution. This may result in either on-site open-cycle power, cogeneration or trigeneration services moving forward.

3) Battle against higher energy costs

The price of power is always a hot topic around Australia. Due a number of factors, energy costs continue to rise, putting pressure on business leaders to manage a growing development. In industries such as mining and manufacturing, it isn't always easy to cut the amount of power used which means enterprises will face the full brunt of price hikes.

According to Frontier Economics' Electricity market forecasts: 2015, the massive price rises between 2007 and 2013 were due to rising network costs, rather than simply the unit of price increasing in value.

Energy costs are a key focus for our team. Over recent years, we have invested in providing cost-effective solutions, not only for the installation, but for the long term. With on-site power generation and using our sophisticated tools, your costs are dramatically reduced and this has a direct impact on your bottom line.

If you would like more information about our on-site power solutions, feel free to contact our specialist team today.