Cadent is the first utility to adopt battery power system
Innovation Award at this year’s Gas Industry Awards
They impressed judges with the pioneering Sustainable Vehicle Auxiliary Power System – a state-of-art lithium battery power system installed in some 80 Cadent vehicles, which is enabling the company’s gas engineers to run power tools without using the vehicle’s diesel engine or a separate diesel generator.
Cadent has already seen a 15% reduction in standing fuel consumption
Cadent has already seen a 15% reduction in standing fuel consumption and a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions.
Cadent’s ‘Operate and Maintain’ engineers keep gas installations and apparatus in good working order on the company’s 132,000-kilometre pipe network, which delivers gas to 11 million customers.
Cleaner and greener
The beauty of this technology is that it provides the mobile source of electricity
“The beauty of this technology is that it provides the mobile source of electricity our engineers need to run their power tools but without the noise, vehicle fumes and carbon emissions that come from generating power the traditional way from our vans’ diesel engines or a diesel generator.”
Innovative technology to tackle avoidable carbon emissions
“We have a great relationship with Cadent and their forward-thinking approach to making their fleets more fuel efficient and environmentally cleaner is setting a new standard in the energy industry.”
Environmental and operational benefits
“Collectively we saw the environmental and operational benefits of generating Auxiliary Power System and have taken that idea and turned it in to reality. To be recognised at a National Level for that work is something that we are very proud of.”