Behind The Meter Systems

Battery storage systems are being deployed at several levels of the electricity value chain, including at the transmission, distribution, and consumer levels. Energy market applications are commonly differentiated as behind-the meter (BTM) or in-front of the meter (FTM).

Behind the meter applications refer to stationary battery storage systems installed at the consumer location. These include both industrial and commercial locations. The term “behind the meter” is used because the battery storage system is connected after the utility’s supply meter.

BTM batteries range in size from typically 50 kilowatts to 5 megawatts for industrial and commercial consumers. BTM batteries can help consumers decrease their electricity bill and generate additional revenue through demand-side management and flexibility services.