Micro-Grid

Micro-Grid are hybrid system configurations that integrate multiple energy sources and battery-based stabilization technology within a smart control system. They facilitate the seamless transition between grid-connected and island modes without any disruption to the connected loads. These systems are able to operate as its own ‘power island’, supplying reliable power 24/7 and ensuring that business continues as normal despite any planned or unplanned disturbances or outages of the main power grid. While continuity of supply is the critical factor, the WATT system also optimizes the site’s use of solar power to reduce its reliance on increasingly expensive and polluting diesel fuel.

Micro grids are increasingly being deployed to ensure local continuity of power supply, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and defer large-scale grid investments in areas that have a weak connection to the main electricity grid. Such grid-connected microgrids are growing in popularity to help address rising power demands, take advantage of the falling cost of renewable sources – in particular solar photovoltaic (PV)
technology and batteries – and improve supply resilience and autonomy especially for critical applications.

WATT patent pending technology offers fully integrated, reliable and safe storage solutions for a wide range of applications. Examples of where WATT’s systems could be used include but are not limited to:

  • Self-Consumption
  • Zero Export Scenarios
  • Stable Power Supply
  • Critical Applications

Off-Grid

Off-Grid systems provide power in areas that do not have grid electricity readily available. They typically feature sustainable generation systems integrated with battery energy storage system (BESS) to support the loads. These power generating systems can be small to power small loads or large enough to power entire communities or factories. Examples of where off-grid remote power could be used:

  • Telecom
  • Sensors & SCADA
  • Relief & Development
  • Emergency Power

Grid-Tied

Grid-Tied systems are interconnected with the electric utility’s distribution grid. Grid -tied system range from small rooftop installations to large ground mounted solar farms. They involve the commercial sale of electricity or generating credits to offset the purchase of electricity. Examples of where Micro-grid systems could be used:

a) Feed-In-Tariffs
b) Power Purchase Agreements
c) Net Metering Agreements

Capacity Building

Capacity building is people helping people to build skills to change their own future. Skills can be built in a number of ways, including individually (personal growth), within an organization, and/or on a community level.

At WATT we believe that capacity building of individuals, institutions, and society works as a catalyst to perform functions, solve problems, set and achieve objectives in a sustainable manner. This is the basis of any well-functioning organization.

WATT is a proponent of strengthening civil society through grassroots level organizing. We work at developing “capacities” over energy and natural resources.

Our approach rests on three pillars.

Building Sustainable Communities

1) to work with community-controlled organizations that can define local priorities;

2) to modify attitudes and practices that exclude people from economic decision-making; and

3) to develop the capacity to make sustainable development serve community goals.

Building Relationships

1) to fortify a process of mutual education between communities, government and corporations

2) to establish timing for consultation processes during all stages of sustainable development

3) to facilitate inter-cultural communication and information sharing mechanisms, and

4) to have periods of reflection, conciliation, implementation, evaluation and follow-up.

Reaching Agreement

1) to change the power relationship that separates communities from profit focused corporations; and

2) to ensure that the negotiation process is characterized by openness, fairness and understanding of each other’s priorities, interests and needs.

Micro-Grid are hybrid system configurations that integrate multiple energy sources and battery-based stabilization technology within a smart control system that facilitates the seamless transition between grid-connected and islanded modes without any disruption to the connected loads. These systems are able to operate as its own ‘power island’, supplying reliable power 24/7 and ensuring that business continues as normal despite any planned or unplanned disturbances or outages of the main power grid. While continuity of supply is the critical factor, the WATT system also optimizes the site’s use of solar power to reduce its reliance on increasingly expensive and polluting diesel fuel.

Microgrids are increasingly being deployed to ensure local continuity of supply, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and defer large-scale grid investments in areas that have a weak connection to the main electricity grid. Such grid-connected microgrids are growing in popularity to help address rising power demands, take advantage of the falling cost of renewable sources – in particular solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and batteries – and improve supply resilience and autonomy especially for critical
applications.

WATT patent pending technology offers fully integrated, reliable and safe storage solutions for a wide range of applications. Examples of where WATT’s systems could be used include but not limited:

  • Self-Consumption
  • Zero Export Scenarios
  • Stable Power Supply
  • Critical Applications

a) to change the power relationship that separates communities from profit focused corporations; and
b) to ensure that the negotiation process is characterized by openness, fairness and understanding of each other’s priorities, interests and needs.

Off-Grid systems provide power in areas that do not have grid electricity readily available. They typically feature sustainable generation systems integrated with battery energy storage system (BESS) to support the loads. These power generating systems can be small to power small loads or large enough to power entire communities or factories. Examples of where off-grid remote power could be used:

  • Telecom
  • Sensors & SCADA
  • Relief & Development
  • Emergency Power

a) to fortify a process of mutual education between communities, government and corporations
b) to establish timing for consultation processes during all stages of sustainable development
c) to facilitate inter-cultural communication and information sharing mechanisms, and
d) to have periods of reflection, conciliation, implementation, evaluation and follow-up.

Grid-Tied systems are interconnected with the electric utility’s distribution grid. Grid -tied system range from small rooftop installations to large ground mounted solar farms. They involve the commercial sale of electricity or generating credits to offset the purchase of electricity. Examples of where Micro-grid systems could be used:

a) Feed-In-Tariffs
b) Power Purchase Agreements
c) Net Metering Agreements

Capacity building is people helping people to build skills to change their own future. Skills can be built in a number of levels, including at the level of the individual, organization, or community.

At WATT we believe that capacities is ‘the ability of individuals, institutions, and societies to perform functions, solve problems and set and achieve objectives in a sustainable manner.' That is the basis of any well-functioning organisation.
WATT is a proponent of strengthening civil society through grassroots level organizing. We work at developing “capacities” over energy and natural resources.

Our approach rests on three pillars.

Building Sustainable Communities
  1. to work with community-controlled organizations that can define local priorities;
  2. to modify attitudes and practices that exclude people from economic decision-making; and
  3. to develop the capacity to make sustainable development serve community goals.
Building Relationships
  1. to fortify a process of mutual education between communities, government and corporations
  2. to establish timing for consultation processes during all stages of sustainable development
  3. to facilitate inter-cultural communication and information sharing mechanisms, and
  4. to have periods of reflection, conciliation, implementation, evaluation and follow-up.
Reaching Agreement
  1. to change the power relationship that separates communities from profit focused corporations; and
  2. to ensure that the negotiation process is characterized by openness, fairness and understanding of each other’s priorities, interests and needs.