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

T. Feehally, A.J. Forsyth, R. Todd, M.P. Foster, D. Gladwin, D.A. Stone, D. Strickland

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), 2016
PublisherIET
ISBN (Print)978-1-78561-188-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2016
Event8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201621 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period19/04/1621/04/16

Keywords

  • battery
  • energy storage
  • grid-scale
  • hardware

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  • Research Output

    • 6 Conference publication

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    Yang, N., Cao, W., Tan, Z., Song, X., Littler, T. & Morrow, J., 10 Nov 2016, 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), 2016. IET, 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • Design considerations of a shunt calorimeter for high-efficiency electrical machines and drives

    Cao, W., Chen, H., Aarniovuori, L., Yang, N. & Pickert, V., 10 Nov 2016, 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), 2016. IET, 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • Distribution network transformer thermal modelling parameter determination for dynamic rating applications

    Chittock, L., Yang, J., Strickland, D., Harrap, C. & van Mourik, J., 10 Nov 2016, 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), 2016. IET, 6

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • Cite this

    Feehally, T., Forsyth, A. J., Todd, R., Foster, M. P., Gladwin, D., Stone, D. A., & Strickland, D. (2016). Battery energy storage systems for the electricity grid: UK research facilities. In 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), 2016 [6] IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0257