Battery energy storage systems for the electricity grid:UK research facilities


Grid-connected battery energy storage systems with fast acting control are a key technology for improving power network stability and increasing the penetration of renewable generation. This paper describes two battery energy storage research facilities connected to the UK electricity grid. Their performance is detailed, along with hardware results, and a number of grid support services are demonstrated, again with results presented. The facility operated by The University of Manchester is rated at 236kVA, 180kWh, and connected to the 400V campus power network, The University of Sheffield operates a 2MVA, 1MWh facility connected to an 11kV distribution network.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS)
Event Title: 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-04-19 - 2016-04-21
Uncontrolled Keywords: battery,energy storage,grid-scale,hardware,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
ISBN: 978-1-78561-188-9
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Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2016-11-10
Accepted Date: 2016-01-01
Authors: Feehally, T.
Forsyth, A.J.
Todd, R.
Foster, M.P.
Gladwin, D.
Stone, D.A.
Strickland, D. ( 0000-0002-2979-4479)

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