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The Role of Domestic Integrated Battery Energy Storage Systems for Electricity Network Performance Enhancement

Jankowiak , Corentin and Zacharopoulos, Aggelos and Brandoni, Caterina and Keatley , Patrick and MacArtain, Paul and Hewitt, Neil (2019) The Role of Domestic Integrated Battery Energy Storage Systems for Electricity Network Performance Enhancement. Energies, 12 (20). ISSN 1996-1073

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Abstract

Low carbon technologies are necessary to address global warming issues through electricity decabonisation, but their large-scale integration challenges the stability and security of electricity supply. Energy storage can support this transition by bringing flexibility to the grid but since it represents high capital investments, the right choices must be made in terms of the technology and the location point in the network. Most of the potential for storage is achieved when connected further from the load, and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are a strong candidate for behind-the-meter integration. This work reviews and evaluates the state-of-the-art development of BESS, analysing the benefits and barriers to a wider range of applications in the domestic sector. Existing modelling tools that are key for a better assessment of the impacts of BESS to the grid are also reviewed. It is shown that the technology exists and has potential for including Electric Vehicle battery reuse, however it is still mostly applied to optimise domestic photovoltaic electricity utilisation. The barriers to a wider integration are financial, economic, technical, as well as market and regulation. Increased field trials and robust numerical modelling should be the next step to gain investment confidence and allow BESS to reach their potential.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: batteries energy storage systems; integrated; behind-the-meter; grid services; electricity network
Subjects: Engineering
Engineering > Renewable Energy
Research Centres: Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk IT (CREDIT)
Depositing User: Lorna O Connor
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 14:29
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 14:29
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0
URI: http://eprints.dkit.ie/id/eprint/673

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