DEEP PENETRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
ENERGY STORAGE USE CASES:
- Deep Penetration of Renewables
- Demand Response
- Ancillary Services
- Capacity Reserve
- Infrastructure Support
Utilities require resiliency, long operating lifetimes and need to deal with an increasing amount of renewable energy penetration across the grid. To meet these requirements, IFB systems offer more than double the operating lifetime and cycle capacity of lithium ion battery storage systems, with a non-flammable chemistry and minimal maintenance requirements. An IFB system can handle short-duration high-power applications or high-capacity long-duration applications with access to the full capacity of the battery (1oo% depth of discharge) multiple times per day over a greater than 20-year operating life. It can help utilities defer major capital expenditures on distribution equipment by storing energy during times of lower demand or excess supply and releasing energy when demand peaks. Utilities can automatically communicate with IFB systems installed at end-user sites in order to dynamically manage customer electricity consumption in response to electricity supply conditions. The IFB energy storage also helps with frequency regulation and other ancillary services, supports demand leveling programs, and can reduce a utility’s dependence on fossil fuel generation plants.
IFB’s from ESS come with remote monitoring and control capability, so central utility control centers can monitor system status and command operations in real-time.