Maxwell ultracapacitors can serve a variety of Industrial, Commercial, and Residential (behind the meter) applications for reducing electricity consumption and improving reliability to eliminate the risk of the damaging effects of brownouts and blackouts when a grid failure occurs.
There are short term variations in grid power generation and load that lead to frequency fluctuations on the order of seconds to minutes. These fluctuations must be tracked and balanced. Maxwell Ultracapacitors can be rapidly charged or discharged in response to a generation source frequency spike (over-generation) or dip (under-generation). In some cases, customers can be paid for this service.