Emerging Technology is also where ENTRUST has focused our efforts. ENTRUST continues to design EV Charging Stations systems as part of a full electrification effort. We will look at the best available and most efficient equipment to use on natural gas projects that will continue to reduce natural gas leaks and combustion, and thus, reduce carbon for future generations to come.
The world of energy storage in response to renewable energy continues to evolve through traditional modes of capacity management such as pumped hydro to emerging technologies including thermal, compressed air, hydrogen, flywheels, batteries, and exchange systems accommodating energy return from these storage systems. Assessing the expense and practicality of these technologies, along with incentives such as renewable energy standards (RES) and renewable energy credits (REC) is where the nationwide expertise and regionally dedicated staff of ENTRUST Solutions Group is proving vital to the planning and success of energy storage projects across the United States.
The diversity of renewable energy sources contributing to distributed energy development requires immense expertise to resolve specific challenges in connecting to the grid. ENTRUST Solutions Group brings the power of data analytics to the task of helping energy partners achieve better performance and efficiency. Our clients also turn to us for expertise in local, state, and federal policies and regulations for insight on the practicality and affordability of distributed energy development projects. No matter the energy source, ENTRUST Solutions Group offers resources to help clients meet objectives and goals in distributed energy development. Our nationwide staff of power generation and delivery experts offers remote capability, automation, and regional support through strategically located offices.
Creating a microgrid frequently centers around financial objectives, including the ability to sell power back to the grid. Yet there are also practical and philosophical reasons why microgrids get developed for power generation, including energy independence and environmental considerations. Our front-end studies enable clients to determine the viability and affordability of microgrid strategies at all levels of implementation. Yet our engineering teams work hand-in-hand with clients in developing and managing microgrids at every stage and scale of operation from design to commissioning. These services deliver energy resiliency and enhance reliability including interconnection to the ever-evolving electric grid.
Growth in use of electric vehicles including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States is on the rise. As battery technology improves on many fronts, including lithium-ion batteries, nickel-metal hydride batteries, lead-acid batteries, and ultracapacitors, the potential for the practicality of using these electric vehicles as energy storage units with the ability to store and return energy to the grid has evolved as a component in a distributed energy industry system. Planning their connection to the grid in a distributed energy system is one of many ways ENTRUST Solutions Group is working toward the future of power generation and delivery.
High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) are opening new pathways to system planning where sources of renewable electricity are concerned. Variable sources of energy such as wind and solar farms produce periods of passive and active transmission. Processing this power for delivery requires entirely new management modes. With pending retirements of legacy power systems such as coal, the demand for versatility in connecting renewable power sources to the grid is growing by the day. Preparing for that future is what ENTRUST Solutions Group does for clients across a spectrum of needs. Our nationwide network of power generation and delivery experts and strategically located regional offices provides deep-level knowledge, remote functionality, and direct consultation and planning for every type of project.