Allia Future Business Centre

About us

Allia Future Business Centres offer flexible workspace and a vibrant community for small businesses who are creating change, as well as running free business support programmes and leading innovative impact projects. The not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to supporting businesses to thrive, grow and create jobs, so that they can make a positive impact on their community, as well as addressing social and environmental global challenges.

Allia Ltd, its parent company, is a charity that has for over 21 years, been focused on supporting charitable organisations and social enterprises through innovative social finance and a range of support initiatives. It has supported hundreds of businesses and enterprises so that they can deliver local employment, training programmes and community projects across the UK.

About the Storage Challenge

Allia Future Business Centre is located in Cambridge and consist of a single office building. The building has a 30-kWpeak PV-installation which is located on the building’s roof.

The electrical loads of the buildings are the internal office and laboratory usage. Consequently, the general energy demand is higher during working hours. There is no storage technology installed at the moment.

Allia Future Business Centre has the goal to reduce its CO2 emission. Therefore, it intends to install an energy storage solution (e.g. battery storage) which increases the self-consumption of onsite renewable energy generated by their PV installation.

Additionally, Allia is willing to participate in the energy markets with the energy storage solution to increase the value of their PV system and the energy storage system. This could allow Allia to economically extend their PV installation capacity in the future. The electricity connection of the business centre can be used to leverage on the storage and access energy markets and ancillary services.

Usable Capacity: 30 -70 kWh

Power, discharging cont.: 30 kW

Power, charging, cont.: 30 kW

Voltage level: 230 V; AC

Temperature range: 5 °C - 40 °C

site: indoor

headword / technology: open for different energy storage