Examining the Use Cases for Industrial-Scale Battery Storage

by Volker Wachenfeld (guest post), , 2 Comments

In contrast to “behind-the-meter” household energy storage systems, whose operational strategy is generally aimed at local financial optimisation of power consumption, the use cases for battery technologies on an industrial scale are primarily determined by the requirements of the electricity supply grids, particularly the regional distribution grids.

Over the past decade, stricter connection conditions have paved the way for pilot applications in this area in some regions with particularly weak utility grids. For example, in French overseas territories it has been the case for some years now that renewable energy generators can be connected to the utility grid only if a significant portion of daily energy production is postponed until the evening hours—and this postponement can be achieved only with a storage system. In this case, the storage system stabilises the utility grids statically by balancing consumption and generation over the course of the day; this is referred to as energy application.

 

Read the whole article on PV Tech Storage Blog

 

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Image above: S&C Electric. The UK’s 6MW / 10MWh ‘Big Battery’, in UK Power Networks’ Smarter Network Storage trial. 

This article was published in 2015. As we are constantly developing our solutions, there may be newer or additional options for the tips and techniques in this article.

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