Call for Proposals: Energy Storage Systems - Technologies to minimize costs & maximize profitability
- Mobile BESS concepts for the relocation of BESS capacity where it is needed the most. Innovative approach to security and fast deployment and roll-in / roll out of the BESS solution;
- Fire-fighting and suppression systems – at BESS design level (via sectioning) and at chemistry level;
- PCS design with significant over-load capacity maximizing system reliability, but decreasing the overall system costs. Methodology and matrix for optimum PCS design to match maximum reliability / minimum costs;
- Rapid maintenance systems – tools and methods and approach to deign to execute rapid, hot maintenance and replacement of the broken modules / racks / PCS modules;
- To reduce footprint of BESS plants by stacking container solutions, while keeping safety and fire regulations of different geographical areas.
- Not intrusive sensors and measurement devices for realtime State of Health estimation for large scale BESS;
- Algorithm of predictive diagnostic for evaluation in precursors of critical scenarios (thermal runaway);
- Machine learning data analytics to enable storage plant predictive maintenance capabilities.
- better use of batteries in terms of lifetime and degradation;
- provision of stacked services to the energy and service markets;
- coordinated control of a set of BESS located in the same plant or in nearby plants;
- immediate plug-and-play integration of new battery modules within existing operation BESS in case of need to refill battery capacity;
- PCS control architectures to emulate inertia, being able to react to a transient sub frequency event in a small isolated grid with very low inertia. New solutions to traditional f meter to react faster than 100ms. Algorithm “Virtual Synchronous Machines” algorithm implementation solutions for PCS to provide syntethic inertia services;
- Innovative control systems for large scale BESS based on Statistical and AI techniques applied to detect potential critical event in the energy storage battery installations;
- an optimal synergic use of an hybrid system based on different type of storage technologies (i.e. brand new and second life batteries modules, battery system and supercapacitor system; integration of electrochemical and kinetics systems, etc);
- different combination of array configurations (also foreseen series and parallel configuration modification during the design phase of the system).
Illustration Photo: Battery test center, ENERGY SYSTEMS LABORATORY (credits: Idaho National Laboratory / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))