Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Large-scale battery storage system in field trial

11.12.2017

Ensuring the continuous stability of the electricity grid is posing increasing technical challenges for the grid operators. One possibility is to use large-scale battery storage systems to compensate for temporary fluctuations between the supply and demand. The new BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled “Modular battery storage system supplies balancing energy” (12/2017) presents the large-capacity M5Bat storage system in Aachen.

The interaction of five different battery systems based on lithium-ion or lead-acid is being investigated there on a large scale. The system participates in regular trading in the electricity market for system services. After one year of operation the initial results are now available.


The large-scale battery system can supply the equivalent of up to 10,000 households with electricity for one hour.

© BINE Information Service, Dr. Franz Meyer

Testing technology and business models

The large-scale storage system has six strings in which various lithium-ion batteries are installed, and four strings with lead-acid batteries. The scientists are using this modular design to test the interaction of the different battery systems.

Each of the strings can be individually controlled and regulated. Lithium-ion batteries are more suitable for short-term power storage and output, while those with lead-acid are more suitable for short and medium charging and discharging times.

The research project is focussing on the ageing, technical reliability and service life of the systems as well as on optimised battery management. The large-scale storage system runs fully automatically and is controlled by an external control centre.

It is certified for participation in the balancing energy market. In the event of a sudden power demand in the grid the storage system can immediately supply the required electricity for seconds or minutes in order to keep the grid frequency stable.

The storage system has an output of 5.8 MW with a storage capacity of 5.6 MWh. The output and capacity of the system are roughly equivalent to the electricity consumed by 10,000 households in an hour. The Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) at RWTH Aachen University is conducting the research together with industrial partners.

You found all informations about the BINE Projectinfo brochure entitled "Modular battery storage system supplies balancing energy" here:

http://www.bine.info/en/press/press-releases/press/pressemitteilung/grosser-batt...

Uwe Milles/Birgit Schneider
presse(at)bine.info

About BINE Information Service

Energy research for practical applications

The BINE Information Service reports on energy research topics, such as new materials, systems and components, as well as innovative concepts and methods. The knowledge gained is incorporated into the implementation of new technologies in practice, because first-rate information provides a basis for pioneering decisions, whether in the planning of energy-optimised buildings, increasing the efficiency of industrial processes, or integrating renewable energy sources into existing systems.

About FIZ Karlsruhe

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a not-for-profit organization with the public mission to make sci-tech information from all over the world publicly available and to provide related services in order to support the national and international transfer of knowledge and the promotion of innovation.
Our business areas:
• STN International – the world’s leading online service for research and patent information in science and technology
• KnowEsis – innovative eScience solutions to support the process of research in all its stages, and throughout all scientific disciplines
• Databases and Information Services – Databases and science portals in mathematics, computer science, crystallography, chemistry, and energy technology
FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL) which consists of 87 German research and infrastructure institutions.

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.bine.info/en - BINE Informationsdienst

Rüdiger Mack | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

More articles from Power and Electrical Engineering:

nachricht Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products
09.11.2018 | University of Edinburgh

nachricht Nuclear fusion: wrestling with burning questions on the control of 'burning plasmas'
25.10.2018 | Lehigh University

All articles from Power and Electrical Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A Leap Into Quantum Technology

Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.

In our digital world data security and secure communication are becoming more and more important. Quantum communication is a promising approach to achieve...

Im Focus: Research icebreaker Polarstern begins the Antarctic season

What does it look like below the ice shelf of the calved massive iceberg A68?

On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its homeport of Bremerhaven, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.

Im Focus: Penn engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure

Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call "nanocardboard," an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square...

Im Focus: Coping with errors in the quantum age

Physicists at ETH Zurich demonstrate how errors that occur during the manipulation of quantum system can be monitored and corrected on the fly

The field of quantum computation has seen tremendous progress in recent years. Bit by bit, quantum devices start to challenge conventional computers, at least...

Im Focus: Nanorobots propel through the eye

Scientists developed specially coated nanometer-sized vehicles that can be actively moved through dense tissue like the vitreous of the eye. So far, the transport of nano-vehicles has only been demonstrated in model systems or biological fluids, but not in real tissue. The work was published in the journal Science Advances and constitutes one step further towards nanorobots becoming minimally-invasive tools for precisely delivering medicine to where it is needed.

Researchers of the “Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems” Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, together with an international...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

“3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” Attracts International Experts and Users

09.11.2018 | Event News

On the brain’s ability to find the right direction

06.11.2018 | Event News

European Space Talks: Weltraumschrott – eine Gefahr für die Gesellschaft?

23.10.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

In focus: Peptides, the “little brothers and sisters” of proteins

12.11.2018 | Life Sciences

Materials scientist creates fabric alternative to batteries for wearable devices

12.11.2018 | Materials Sciences

A two-atom quantum duet

12.11.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>