Restore pools 18MW Tesla battery with megawatts of industrial load, plans UK replica

Restore has combined a grid scale battery with megawatts of industrial load and generation assets to deliver balancing services to European transmission system operators – and plans to replicate the model in the UK.

reconditioning lead acid batteries, lead acid battery reconditioning, lead acid battery reconditioning guide, battery restoration at home, how to recondition batteries at home, how to restore a battery, how to recondition lead acid batteries

The Centrica-owned aggregator spoke today alongside project partners including Tesla, which provided the 18MW battery, at the launch of the Terhills project in eastern Belgium.

The virtual power plant will stack reserve and frequency service provision with trading on day ahead and intraday electricity markets.

Restore UK vice president Louis Burford said the model will be replicated in the UK with a project to be announced in the coming weeks, albeit on a smaller scale.

The company refers to its model as a ‘synthetic pool’. Burford said synthetic portfolios can unlock greater value from batteries by enabling other types of assets or load to deliver flexibility into fast response markets that they could not technically deliver by themselves.

Equally, he said it means less granular, or slower responding assets, can earn a share of higher value balancing services revenues by being pooled with batteries.

“By creating synthetic pools or portfolios, you reduce the technical requirements on individual assets that otherwise would not be able to participate ,” Burford told

The Energyst

.

“By doing so you create value where it does not ordinarily exist. That is only achievable through synthetic portfolios.”

Burford added that bringing industrial loads into play also helps system operators, because load response has an effect on system inertia, which is dwindling as large thermal plant is displaced by smaller distributed generation.

The less inertia on transmission systems, the more volatile they become. Hence grid operators designing services that reward faster acting assets such as batteries.

By combining industrial loads and generation with batteries, Burford claimed grid operators can react to the symptoms of loss of inertia, as well as help address the cause. He also claimed costs to consumers will be lower, because fewer batteries are required on any given system, and revenues paid to flexibility providers higher, because they can help deliver greater services than the sum of their component parts.

Related stories:


Centrica acquires Restore for £62m


Demand-side response market faces ‘significant consolidation’


Restore signs 25MW demand turn up deal with National Grid


Battery storage to push frequency response revenues down STOR’s path?


Northern heat and powerhouse: Energy innovation puts Gateshead on the map


Centrica to use Gateshead’s 3MW battery for local and national balancing services


Click here to see if you qualify for a free subscription to the print edition of The Energyst, or to renew.

Follow us at


@

EnergystMedia.

For regular bulletins, sign up for the

free newsletter

.

This is is a syndicated post. Read the original at theenergyst.com

   

A quick note about the reviews on this site: I am an affiliate for every product I review. The vendors of these products give me them without charge in order for me to test them. However all my reviews are done as honestly as possible and I make no promises to the vendor prior to writing my review. Should you click a link on this site that takes you to a paid product this link will be an affiliate link and I will be paid a percentage of the sales price should you decide to purchase that product.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.