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Pooled Energy can save you substantial energy, chemicals and time.

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Pooled Energy has passed an important milestone with 500 pools or about 25 million litres of pool water under management. 

Pooled Energy has passed an important milestone with 500 pools or about 25 million litres of pool water under management.  

Collectively, this accounts for annual electricity/energy savings of about 1.5 GWh (Gigawatt hours) a year.   This is equal to 1,500,000 kWh (kilowatt hours) and is enough to power approximately 187 average Australian homes for one year.  

In addition, we estimate our current yearly savings at:-

1,400 tonnes of carbon
7.5 tonnes of hydrochloric acid,
30 tonnes of chlorine

as well as other chemicals and support time and costs.

We plan to more than double this by December 2018 on our way to the 5,000 pool target that we have as part of the Energy Management project we are doing with the Australian Renewable Energy Authority (ARENA).  ARENA is funding a trial of Pooled Energy’s Demand Management capabilities with the Grid with a grant of $2.5M.  This is an important step in easing the transition of the Grid to renewables by helping stabilise it vis-à-vis the intermittency of wind and solar.  

Savings are vital as the total cost of the transition is estimated to exceed $1 Trillion by about 2045.  That is ~$100,000 per family in capital expense and there will also be a running expense in Grid stabilisation of about $2.5Billion a year.  Pooled Energy can provide demand management and stabilisation to the Grid, at less than 5% of the cost of batteries, just by varying the energy demand of swimming pools.   This is in addition to reducing the overall demand on the Grid in an absolute sense.

It’s important that we Australians maximise the use of our natural resources: sun, wind….and our 1.4 million pools, sensibly and economically to help migrate the Grid to renewables.  In this way, we can potentially save tens of billions of dollars in unnecessary costs importing foreign-made batteries that need replacing every 8 or so years.  We do need batteries as part of the mix, but they are not the only answer, despite their high marketing profile.

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