Securing Your Energy Future
The fact that the grid is a shared, centralized resource means that your energy security is impacted by many factors beyond your control and rarely in your best interest. Few will forget the "Northeast Blackout of 2003", when a failure to trim trees in Ohio set off a chain of events across the grid that ultimately cut power to 55 million people in eight U.S. states and Canada.
Dependence on the aging grid leaves you exposed to surges, brownouts and unexpected service interruptions, and requires costly investments in backup solutions (such as uninterruptible power supplies) that sit idle most of the time. But there is a way to take control of your energy security without breaking the bank.
Distributed Generation is the Answer to Energy Security
Distributed generation refers to power generation at the point of consumption. Generating power on-site, rather than centrally, eliminates the cost, complexity, interdependencies, and inefficiencies associated with transmission and distribution, and shifts control to the consumer.
In addition to providing distributed generation, Bloom's fuel cell technology offers several other key benefits contributing to energy security.
- Bloom's modular building block architecture is fault tolerant, helping to ensure the highest levels of power availability and security.
- The systems are capable of running on a wide range of pipeline and locally stored fuels and can automatically detect an interruption and cut over from a primary to a backup fuel source.
- The systems can operate in grid parallel mode — the grid provides a great backup and surge handler.
- In addition to availability, power quality is also an important issue. In today's digital age, many technologies suffer from variation in voltage or electrical flow over the transmission and distribution infrastructure that result in poor power quality. Bloom generates perfect waveform at the point of energy consumption. That means perfect power quality and security for our digital age.
Bloom puts your energy future in your control.