How does it work?
The hydrodynamic system is maintained in a constant state of imbalance, which gravity attempts to rebalance by displacing a volume water to a height. In doing so g-force is converted, in stages, into electrical or mechanical energy, which exceeds the energy required to maintain the circulation of the hydrodynamic system.
Sustainable & Renewable Energy
Examples of Renewable Energy are Wind power, Solar power, Hydroelectric &Tidal energy. All these are intermittent in output. New ECS technology opens up the first 24/7 source of large-scale Renewable Energy available globally at a constant rate, namely Gravitational Force.
Take Control of Your Power Production
ECS – DM units are designed for large scale power generation in the multi megawatt range.
ECS – HAC units are designed for outputs up to 1 MW. Both types can be manifolded together to provide power to a single turbine generator, saving capital costs and matching output with demand. ECS – HAC units can be adapted to strip atmospheric CO2 while generating.
Licensing this Climate Change Technology
ECS technology has been patented in the major industrialised countries. It is available for licensing to companies already engaged in energy production, or those considering entering the field of renewable energy.
The unique ability of ECS to consistently generate 24/7 offers an unprecedented business opportunity, while at the same time minimising the effects of climate change.
ECS: Global Licensing
ECS and ECS-HAC technology is available for licensing to any organisation prepared to develop and commercialise it.
However, to capitalise on the significant opportunity that ECS presents, it does require the necessary financial and engineering resources to develop it to a commercial scale.
Commercial scale would be defined as an ECS unit capable of generating power and of course revenue, to give an acceptable Return on Investment (ROI) NB. A financial example of a 2.4MW unit is given here: Financials.
Return on investment projections for a single 2.4MW ECS-DM unit based on a price of GBP 75 per MW/hr with & without reinvestment.
This ROI projection was prepared in 2019 and in view of the current 2023 energy crisis could be substantially revised.
The UK National Grid’s cost of matching electricity supply & demand in 2022 exceeded GBP 4 billion, a 250% increase since 2019.
These huge costs, equivalent to GBP 150 per household, are a consequence of shrinking baseload generation capacity.
ECS 24/7 technology, when deployed at scale, will significantly reduce the costs of balancing the grid and reduce the cost and need of storing energy produced by wind & solar.
In periods of reduced demand ECS units can be seamlessly switched to hydrogen & oxygen production using well established electrolyser technology.
Advantages of ECS
G-force is virtually constant all over the planet, hence ECS technology can be applied in any practical location.
Replacing Fossil Fuels for Energy
The transition from coal, oil & gas to produce electricity will take time and this will be governed by the rate at which renewable energy can be installed. ECS units are relatively inexpensive to construct, close to towns and large industrial users, saving on capital and transmission losses. Importantly, saving on valuable time, to get this important ECS technology on line, generating 24/7 sustainable energy.
Competitive with Wind Turbines
When comparing ECS units with Wind Turbines look at the complete picture. (i) Capex, broadly similar, the larger the unit the cheaper per MW
(ii) ECS lifetime, similar to hydropower installations at 50 -60 years. Wind turbines 15 – 20 years. (iii) ECS units can operate at full design load 24/7. Wind turbines only operate at 30 – 40 % of design capacity.
Low Maintenance Costs
Hydropower installations operate economically for generations. There are, however, significant costs involved in maintaining their dams and infrastructure. ECS units are closed circuit, continually recirculating the same water. Properly designed, operational lives could be 50+ years, a notable fact for Finance Directors to consider when costing ECS MW power!