Part 1 of a two-part series taking a closer look at existing efforts to solve Battery DR Challenges and areas where more attention is needed.

Nov/Dec 2017, Electric Energy T&D Magazine

by Sean Morash

 

In a recent pilot project, utilizing commercial and industrial customers’ stationary energy storage battery resources, the performance of large capacity battery storage systems, as they responded to demand response signals from a utility, was measured, analyzed and verified. The monitoring was done with high-quality sensors in addition to the meter information provided by both the utility and battery system. Energy storage systems introduce a host of benefits for the electricity grid, but the behavior of these devices alter the landscape, as soon as the devices are in place and their behavior must be properly modeled in order to maximize their effectiveness.

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