Ensuring the safety of passengers in the event of a utility power outage for four or more stories buildings is on the building inspector's list for final permit. Changes in building codes and electrification requirements your standby or emergency power system designed for at least one passenger elevator to fully operate for 90 minutes and capable to operate 5 consecutive up and down trips is provided without the use of a carbon emissive generator.
Regardless if its for 90 minutes requirement under Accessible Means of Egress or Housing Accessibility for your permitting needs MicroNOC's UL924 certified CVP Emergency Power System (CEP) assures your authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) that your building is electrically equipped to power the designated emergency elevator when power is out using Self Rechargeable Battery Energy Storage System.
NEC 700 Compliant
The National Electric Code (NEC) Article 700 specifies emergency system requirements that is to automatically supply power for egress loads or essential to human life which is legally required. In addition to being legally required they are also classed as emergency systems by other AHJ such as building codes per NEC 700.2 specifying the purpose of an emergency system is to protect human life by providing the essential power for egress and the operation such as elevators.
Self-rechargeable Bi-Direction Li-ion Battery Technology
(No Generator Needed)
MicroNOC CEP consists of bi-directional lithium-ion battery energy storage system and control units providing building owners great alternative to the traditional Gensets for Standby, Backup, and Emergency power requirements especially with restrictive diesel/gas generation bans and penalties. Our CEP ensures your engineers and contractors stay in compliance with NEC and Building Codes making permitting a breeze while saving you cost right from the start.
Reducing Energy Consumption Using Regenerative Braking Power From Elevator
MicroNOC CEP's bi-directional self-charges during normal power status or On-Grid mode as well as capturing the Regenerative braking power produced from elevators when making downward trips during an utility power outage or Off-Grid mode. This provides an opportunity for elevators to make more up and downward trips beyond the 90 minutes emergency power electrical and building code requirements. Using CEP's bi-directional self-recharging battery energy storage system (BESS) as the alternative to gensets for emergency and standby power needs will result in reduction of energy consumption and carbon emissions. While CEP absorbs regen power it's also equipped for connections and auto-switching functionality to resistor banks for any presence of excess regen power beyond battery capacity extra protection and for any other safety needs such as service technician maintenance and testing code compliances where resistor bank is needed.