As a leader in power and automation, ABB has developed its Battery Energy Storage Systems to actively manage a variety of issues in the power value chain.
The use of energy storage is a natural and effective complement to load levelling that makes it possible to store excess energy produced when demand is low and then make it available when demand is high.
This approach is particularly useful in industrial applications, where, for example, there may be sufficient energy available for the load, but occasionally, insufficient power. In this case, rather than reinforcing the plant feeder, an energy storage installation can be a more cost-effective and faster to implement solution.
Peak power shaving
Our Battery Energy Storage Systems offer peak power shaving capabilities by delivering stored energy to the grid during periods of high demand, reducing the burden on the distribution network. This effectively reduces the gap between peak and average demand, improving the overall efficiency with which the electrical energy is used.
Power smoothing to prevent sudden surges or drops in power supply is another key advantage of our Battery Energy Storage Systems. The stored energy smoothes out any erratic power from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar power plants, so that the utility receives constant and consistent power.
In islanding applications, energy stored in our storage systems can be used to supply network power to a section of the grid, whenever utility power is not available.
Dynamic frequency control
Regulation of grid frequency within pre-set limits is another key area of demand management to avoid power supply interruptions due to the whole grid “slowing down”.
Our Battery Energy Storage Systems can ensure effective grid frequency management by absorbing power when the frequency is too high and injecting power when the frequency is too low.