On October 25, 2017
Smarter Grid Solutions’ Project Uses Energy Storage to Increase Grid Capacity
NYSSGC member Smarter Grid Solutions has completed the second phase of a project designed to demonstrate the advantages of using hybrid energy storage systems to increase electricity grid and microgrid capacity when electricity demand is low and generation is high. Funded by Korea Battery Industry Association (KBIA) and supported by the University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) in Glasgow, Scotland, the system is controlled by Smarter Grid Solutions’ Active Network Management (ANM) software products ANM Strata and ANM element. The products simultaneously control the battery and its connection to the grid while running a simulation of a 950kw wind-turbine. “This project shows how energy storage systems can be used as an effective extra layer in the energy mix in the UK and how batteries will be an important addition in the transition to a smarter, more flexible system,” said Graham Ault, Executive Vice President of Smarter Grid Solutions. The next phase of the project will connect a 1MWh hybrid battery to the grid. For the press release, click here.