ENABLING RENEWABLE RESOURCES THROUGH BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
- Jan 27, 2020 2:23 am GMT
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Increased pairing of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) with renewable resources – solar and wind – will provide for stabilizing of the U.S. Grid by leveling loads, while also providing a full range of energy management services. Pairing is driven by the need to store excess energy for later times when intermittent renewable energy resources, such as sunlight and wind are not available. BESS paired with renewables improves the system’s overall capacity factor from the point of interconnection.
Figure 1.0 illustrates load leveling resultant from charging in the early hours and discharging during peak demand (Center for Sustainable Systems).
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