Battery energy storage systems.
Why stationary batteries?
Storage is a critical missing link in the energy transition.
The electrification of our mobility and heating systems alongside intermittent generation from renewable energies is growing at a rapid pace. Within this new paradigm, storage becomes evermore essential to balance electricital supply and demand.
Firstly, battery storage systems are expensive. Even if their cost is decreasing, it is hardly economical to deploy such systems.
Secondly, they are difficult to control and model appropriately. Most grid users and many operators don't have the skillset to control a battery optimally and safely.
Thirdly, to turn battery storage systems economical, it is essential to combine various revenue generating services. However, grid operators have little to no interest in providing consumption management services to industrial consumers and the latter don't have the skillset to participate to the ancillary grid services market.
Finally, several services are available only with a large enough flexibility making individual battery storage systems not eligible for such services.
Management and control of battery storage systems is handled by a qualified third party which combines advanced knowledge on electricity markets as well as battery model and control. Each system is controlled to primarly provide local industrial services. The remaining flexibility is then aggregated as a pool of assets dedicated to grid services. In short, each benefiting entity bears no hassle while Gridsteer turns this essential energy transition missing link profitable to all.