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Power system technology offers London solution

News | 20th October 2015
A breakthrough in hybrid power system technology at the highest level offers a way through the introduction of new complex guidance for construction equipment in London.

From 1st September this year, construction equipment used on the site of any major development within Greater London is required to meet the EU Stage IIIA as a minimum.

A new advance in hybrid power system technology from Multi Source Power offers tier 4 support to meet and exceed this guidance with lighter, compact sustainable power.

Construction equipment used on any site within the Central Activity Zone or Canary Wharf will be required to meet the EU Stage IIIB standard as a minimum. The zone is designed to regulate the emissions standards of construction equipment used in the Greater London area including generators, bulldozers, pumps, construction machinery and industrial trucks.

With its huge reduction in carbon emissions – coupled with its compact design and silent operating levels – the new hybrid power management and storage offers benefits for sustainable power from multiple sources.

Using wind, solar or diesel power, the development offers vastly reduced downtime with its reliability of power electronics relevant for integrating into conventional grid systems, off-grid power, micro-grid systems, CHP systems, remote life systems, disaster relief, events and sustainable power requirements.

Simon Patterson, chief executive of Multi Source Power, said: “We can quite rightly say that there is nothing to quite compare with this technology.

“It’s clean, efficient, light and reliable for a diverse range of uses where there is a need for continuous power using clean technologies.

“These systems offer power in environments such as London where carbon emissions need to be kept to a minimum and space is tight.”

For the construction industry, this technology is particularly welcomed as it seeks to meet tough government targets in cutting carbon emissions by 50 per cent and cutting overall costs by 33 per cent by 2025. The UK has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

Additional benefits include a longer-lasting lithium-based battery lifecycle, a digital switching mechanism and peak buffering with easy plug-and-play installation for the end user.