Aggreko, a leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, has partnered with R&A to deliver a renewable power solution at the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. The hybrid system will reduce carbon emissions by up to 40% compared to the previously used fossil fuelled systems and is a major step in Aggreko's Net Zero journey, aiming to help clients deliver more sustainable events worldwide.
In total, Aggreko is delivering two renewable microgrids, which will supply 100% reliable power without connection to the grid. The system has already generated almost 21000 kWh solar power and saved 25 tonnes of CO2 since the solution was installed in March for set up of the event. Also, for the first time in The Open's history, the generators on site will be entirely fuelled by HVO - a sustainable biodiesel derived largely from waste and residue feedstock, specifically used cooking oil. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031.
Aggreko's Solar PV-Battery Storage-Hybrid solution will power the contractor's compound and an electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The contractor's compound will be powered by Aggreko's containerised solar solution, a 135 kVA battery unit and a 125 kVA genset using HVO to secure uninterrupted power supply.
A second electric vehicle showcase microgrid has been installed to power ten 7 kW EV chargers provided by British green mobility company Connected Kerb. This system will also be powered by Aggreko's containerised solar solution, a 300 kVA battery unit and a 125 kVA genset using HVO to secure uninterrupted power supply. In addition, two x 300 kVA stage V generators running on HVO, have been installed to serve 500 kW peak load to five 50 kW charging points. The installation can rapid-charge electric vehicles from zero to 80% capacity in approximately 40 minutes and will power the tournament's Mercedes-EQ Player's Courtesy car fleet.
Robert Wells, MD at Aggreko Events Services said: "Our solution at The Open marks the first time Aggreko has deployed a renewable electric vehicle charging infrastructure solution completely off grid. We are proud to pioneer new approaches for delivering cleaner power solutions to our clients. This has been a fantastic collaborative project, delivered jointly by R&A, Mercedes-EQ, Connected Kerb and Aggreko. Each of us shares the commitment to innovation and sustainability, transitioning to a Net Zero future."
This forms a part of Aggreko's wider commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050. As part of this Aggreko will halve the amount of fossil diesel fuel used in customer solutions by 2030, offering customers cleaner technologies and fuels that guarantee the same or better level of reliability and competitiveness. The Open represents golf's oldest major and will run between the 11 and 18 July, seeing 32,000 fans in attendance each day.
Aggreko is a world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services. We are working at the forefront of a rapidly changing energy market and are focused on solving our customers' challenges to provide cost-effective, flexible and greener solutions across the globe. We harness innovation that helps us maintain a global reach and supply portable equipment for a wide range of uses. From unique commercial industrial projects, through to utility provision and humanitarian emergencies. We bring expertise and equipment to any location, from the world's busiest cities to its most remote places.
Aggreko specialises in serving eight key sectors: Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Petrochemicals & Refining, Business Services & Construction, Events, Data Centres and Utilities. Across these, our equipment offers maximum fuel flexibility, using gas, diesel (including HFO), and renewable fuel sources. We offer microgrid and storage solutions and are developing our offer to include more tools to help our customers adapt to the energy transition the world is experiencing. What makes us unique is our extensive expertise, experience and values. This means we put our customers first, innovate and deliver leaner and more efficient equipment quickly.
Since 1962, Aggreko has grown from a small local business to a global energy pioneer. We have more than 6,000 employees, operating in around 79 countries. With revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.0 bn or Euros 1.8bn) in 2019, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland.
Aggreko draws together global expertise and technology development to go further for customers. The ability to provide power, heating and cooling will continue to open-up opportunity and create potential for individuals, communities, industries and societies all over the world. Together and over time, we believe our services will make a massive difference.
Source: Headland Consultancy