Support of Grid Reliability and Power Quality
Today’s electric grid is in dire need of distributed energy storage to improve the utilization of existing power grid assets and help address market needs. The goal is to limit the dependency on energy imports, provide secure and affordable energy, as well as fight climate change. Batteries are an attractive option for grid scaled energy storage. They are flexible, scalable, and technology proven. Batteries obviate long lead time and avoid challenges in public acceptance and permission procedures.
- Batteries support the reliability the power grid to avoid power outages and minimizes the risk of cascading power outages.
- Batteries stabilize the quality of the power and avoid voltage drops with the help of frequency regulation (power smoothing / ramp rate control).
- Batteries are a key component for smart grid solutions.
sodium nickel chloride batteries are based on an established storage technology that has been known for decades. The technology is safe, recyclable, and uses widely abundant, low cost raw materials. sodium nickel chloride batteries can be installed anywhere in the grid, in any climate with zero maintenance, indoors or outside, before or behind the meter.
- FIAMM: Sodium batteries, applications and advantages of environmentally-friendly and efficient technology, pv magazine, March 23, 2015.