Energy storage use cases:
- Infrastructure support / T&D Deferral
- Deep penetration of renewables
- Demand response
- Ancillary services
- Capacity reserve
Promote deep penetration of renewable energy.
Utilities seek resiliency, lower levelized cost of storage (LCOS) and increasingly need to deal with more renewable energy penetration across the grid. To meet these requirements, the ESS Energy WarehouseTM offers many times the operating lifetime and cycle capacity of lithium ion battery storage systems, with non-toxic and non-flammable chemistry and low maintenance requirements.
It can handle both short-duration, high-power applications or high-capacity, long-duration applications with access to the full battery capacity (100% depth of discharge) several 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 communicate via SCADA systems with ESS Energy WarehouseTM installed at end-user sites in order to dynamically manage distribution-level demand in response to electricity supply conditions. It also helps with frequency regulation and other ancillary services, supports demand leveling programs, and can reduce an utility’s dependence on fossil fuel generation plants.
The VedantaESS solution couples ESS Energy WarehouseTM with control and management software to offer remote monitoring and control capability, allowing central utility control centers to monitor system status and command operations in real-time.