The GenCell REX™ utility backup power solution produces 5kW of auxiliary electricity for substations during outages of any duration. It operates as a direct source of backup power or supplements legacy backup battery systems that can provide only 6-8 hours of electricity.
The Power Challenge
Aging electrical grids and more frequent extreme weather make it increasingly challenging to meet the power resilience needs of always-connected businesses and consumer lifestyles. In 2015, Americans experienced a reported 3,571 total outages, with an average duration of 49 minutes. Momentary blackouts cost the US economy $60 billion while sustained blackouts cost $50 billion.
GenCell REX : the subsatation backup power solution with the X factor-eXtended runtime
Powered by hydrogen, the GenCell REX utility Backup power solution produces 5kw of emission-free electricity for subsations during power outages. Operating as a direct source of power or supplementing legacy backup battery systems that provide only 6-8 hours of electricity, the GenCell REX keeps circuit breaker auto-reclosers operational until the grid recovers. The solution alleviates the need for costly multiple battery rooms, avoids the pollution and maintenance costs of diesel and includes a shelter that is resistant to high-voltage interference and earthquakes.
The GenCell REX is an enhanced version of the GenCell G5rx solution, available in three configurations – 130VDC, 48 VDC and dual 130/48 VDC output in a single unit to support both substation loads and communications systems. The GenCell REX also offers enhanced integration with leading utility SCAD systems and improved remote monitoring and control software.
1.5kw fuel cell generator
2.Heat utilization unit for dissipating excess heat
3.Energy bridge for instant electrical power generation and regulating power output
4.Fuel supply comprised of standard hydrogen cylinders
5.Shelter enclosure to protect all system components (#1-4)
|Rated power configuration||5kW|
|Output voltage configurations||-48 VDC / +VDC / 230 VAC / 130 VDC|
|Emissions||Usable heat, water vapor|
|Hydrogen||99.95% or higher|
|Fuel consumption||70 g/kWh|
|Input pressure||300-500 kPa|
|Storage||Internal. Up to 6 standard hydrogen cylinders|
|Potassium hydroxide||28-32% mass|
|Startup Time||Immediate – w/ Energy Bridge|
|Remote control/management (NOC)||Available|
|Every 500 hours of operation or annually, whichever comes first|
|Footprint||2,800 x 2,250 x 2,500 mm (110.2 x 88.6 x 98.4 in.)|
|NORMAL OPERATION CONDITIONS|
|Operating temperature||-20 o C up to +45 o C (- 4 o F up to +113 o F)|
|Relative humidity||Up to 90%|
|Storage temperature||-40 o C up to +55 o C (-40 o F up to +131 o F)|
|IEC/EN 62282-3-100, IEC 60950-1, IEC 60204-1,
IEC 60335-1, EN 61000-6-2, EN55011
IEEE693-2005 (Seismic, High Performance Level), OSHA1910. 103,
IEEE Std C37 .90. 1-2012 Sections 4. 1/4.2
IEEE 693 (Seismic design)