Electricity consumer

An electricity consumer is a person or organization that consumes electricity purchased from an electricity supplier. Customers can be divided into different categories, such as households, commercial enterprises, industrial plants and public institutions.

The electricity customer is responsible for paying of consumed energy and has the opportunity to choose a supplier according to their preferences and needs.

Electricity supplier

An electricity supplier is an entity that holds a permit for the supply of electricity / sale of electricity. It buys electricity from producers and sells it to end customers such as households, businesses and other organisations.

The electricity supplier is responsible for invoicing, providing customer service and complying with legislative requirements. Customers can choose a supplier based on price, quality of service or products offered, such as green tariffs.

Electrification system

The electrical grid, or electric grid, is a complex system that facilitates the transmission and distribution of electrical energy from producers to consumers. This system includes power plants, transmission and distribution lines, substations, and other technical equipment that enable efficient and reliable delivery of electricity.

The electrical grid consists of three main parts:

1. Electricity generation: Power plants produce electrical energy using various sources such as fossil fuels, nuclear power, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy.

2. Transmission system: High-voltage transmission lines carry electrical energy over long distances from power plants to distribution areas.

3. Distribution system: Medium-voltage and low-voltage lines distribute electrical energy to individual consumers, including households, industrial businesses, and other facilities.

The electric grid is a critical infrastructure system for modern societies, enabling the smooth and reliable transmission of electrical energy necessary for various aspects of daily life and economic activities.

EMS (Energy Management System)

An EMS (Energy Management System) is a sophisticated system designed to monitor, control and optimize energy consumption and production. In the context of battery storage, like the smart battery storage is brAIn, EMS is the heart and brain of the entire system.

An EMS uses sensors, software and analytical tools to collect data on energy consumption, identify potential savings and automate processes to increase energy efficiency. It monitors the current weather, the state of the electrical grid and consumption at the customer's premises, thereby helping to maximize efficiency, prevent outages and optimize energy costs. The implementation of an EMS can lead to a reduction in energy costs, improved sustainability and reduced environmental impact.

Energy analysis

Is a process that involves collecting and analyzing data on electricity consumption in order to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs. This process is important in the design of battery storage capacity.

As part of an energy analysis, the battery storage supplier examines the electricity consumption diagram, which contains electricity consumption data of the delivery point.

The reserved capacity and the maximum reserved capacity of the delivery point are also taken into account.

Energy Company

An energy company is a group of individuals, households or organizations that work towards  the aim of producing, consuming, storing and controlling energy. These companies often focus on the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind or hydroelectric power plants, with the goal of increasing energy self-sufficiency, reducing energy costs and contributing to sustainability.

Energy companies enable members to produce energy, which leads to a more efficient use of resources and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. These companies can also benefit from financial rewards for providing support services to the power grid, such as stabilizing the grid and compensating for fluctuations in energy consumption and production.

ESG Report

An ESG Report (Environmental, Social, and Governance Report) is a document that companies use to present their initiatives and results in the areas of sustainability and social responsibility.

An ESG report includes:

  • Environmental: The company's impact on the environment, such as emissions, energy consumption, and resource sustainability.

  • Social: Relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and communities, including working conditions and human rights.

  • Governance: Management practices, ethics, risk management and transparency.

ESG reports help investors and stakeholders assess the long-term sustainability and ethical conduct of a company.