09/05/2022

How are Battery Energy Storage Systems Used

Battery storage systems can be used in many different ways. In this section we will cover the main ways that a BESS can be used. We will show the benefits of both revenue, carbon and stability that can be provided by each operating mode.

In this section we will cover:

- Renewable Enhancement
- Import Constraint Management
- EV Charging Infrastructure Management
- Frequency Response (Ancillary Services)
- Wholesale Trading

Introduction

Battery storage systems are being seen more and more frequently in the news and social media. However, with no clearly visible moving parts they can appear mysterious to any observer and not give much indication to they are doing beyond the occasional hum of HVAC or transformers.

Batteries are being seen as revolutionary in the energy world due to their ability to respond to requests to charge and discharge with an extremely fast response. This is then coupled with the ability to store energy for long periods of time that would typically have required expensive infrastructure such as pumped hydro storage.

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