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Mobile energy systems, such as batteries and hydrogen generators, serve as a solution to fulfil temporary energy needs. With so many options available today, it can be a challenge to decide on the right one!   

Hint: it all starts with data on your energy profile.

There are a 3 simple steps to get to the energy profile for your project. In this article we’ll show you exactly how to take those steps and decide on the best clean energy solution. 

Step 1: Find out what data you have available on your energy profile

The first step is to see what data you or your organization has available. Don’t worry, this is simpler than it sounds. There are two ways.

 Data from your energy provider

Are you using energy from the grid and are you looking for more power? Data on your energy consumption is typically available online on a 5-to-15-minute interval, which you can download via your energy supplier’s online portal! Have you been using a diesel generator? The newer generation of diesel generators typically have telemetry installed, which should be available to you. 

If telemetry data is not available, you don’t have to worry. Our tools help you to provide the average generator loads (kVA) and simulate the energy profile. Currently, this is the most commonly used method to complete step 1. 

Data from your machines or other energy users 

In situations where historical energy data is unavailable, for example when you start a new project or incorporate a new machine, forecasting is the way to go. To forecast an energy profile, we use information about the machines you want to plug in. Energy usage of new equipment can be found in the manual and that information can be simulated in detail via Skoon’s data tools. 

The information on your energy consumption, either via your energy supplier or via simulation, together with information on the available energy inputs (solar, grid, or a diesel generator for a hybrid set-up) will result in your total clean energy need to be used in step 2.   

Step 2: Verify the simulated energy profile

Skoon’s tools show and identify the patterns in the data. Take for example differences between energy usage during the day or night. Taking your specific requirements into account, for example no charging during the day, these insights are used to propose the clean mobile energy system(s) with the right power and capacity for your project. 

Let’s look at an example – powering a new industrial machine
You manage a highly specialized production process and you’re implementing a new machine that runs in production cycles. The peak load is ±160 kW. The grid connection only supplies 44 kW and due to grid congestion challenges this couldn’t be increased by the grid operator. 

You have two options; rent a diesel generator or decide on a battery to boost your grid connection. 
Using the Decision Tool and running different scenarios, you find out that the battery is cheaper than the diesel generator. This is because you save approximately 2,500 litres of diesel per week, also resulting in approximately 8,000 kg of CO2.

The decision tool simulates the profile and helps you decide what’s the right solution: 
Battery energy profile
Comparison diesel generator and battery

Step 3: Decide on your preferred energy system(s)

With Skoon’s decision tool, you can run simulations on different scenarios to determine the best energy system(s). 

At this stage, the decision tool has guided you through questions about your project and allows you to simulate scenarios with different available energy inputs such as solar panels, a (small) grid connection or (hydrogen) generator. Of course, our energy experts are there to support you in every step.

When you’ve entered the data in the simple interface and verified the simulation is correct, you can now decide on the energy system(s) for your ambitious project. The system(s) you select are verified, available nearby and you can book them right away. 


Q: What are the three simple steps to decide on the best clean energy solution?

The three steps are:

  1. Discovering available data on your energy profile,
  2. Verifying the simulated energy profile, and
  3. Deciding on your preferred energy system(s).

Q: How can I obtain data on my energy profile?

You can obtain data from your energy provider, which typically offers information on energy consumption online. Alternatively, if historical data is unavailable, you can use forecasting tools based on information about the machines you plan to use.

Q: How can I verify the simulated energy profile?

Tools like Skoon’s help to identify patterns in the data and consider specific requirements, such as no charging during certain times. This verification process ensures accurate decision-making.

Q: What factors should I consider when deciding on my preferred energy system(s)?

Considerations include your project’s specific requirements, available energy inputs (such as solar, grid, or diesel generator), and simulations of different scenarios to determine the best energy system(s).

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