Large Scale Storage with Fast Response Capability and Flexibility in Size and Application

View Intertek’s free on demand webinar to review and learn the use of batteries for energy storage. Described will be the various battery chemistries being used, with different properties and different performances.  Learn what to consider when selecting a battery to ensure that the energy, power, efficiency, life/reliability, and safety meet the needs of the application.

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The growing penetration and variable nature of renewable energy sources has required power plants to increase load cycling to meet demand, resulting in higher operation and maintenance costs. Integrating the proper energy storage system is one approach for balancing intermittent renewables and reducing the cost of power generation and distribution.  
Traditional large-scale energy storage technologies including flywheels, compressed air, and pumped hydro are electromechanical, storing kinetic or potential energy and converting it to electrical energy on demand.  Batteries, on the other hand, are electrochemical, storing chemical energy and converting it to electrical energy.  Batteries provide the advantages of minimal maintenance due to no moving parts, fast production and installation, and independence from geographical location.
Batteries for large-scale energy storage have garnered significant attention over the past decade for their fast response capability and flexibility in size and application.  Battery technology has been around for centuries, but the recent and ongoing advancements in chemistry and configuration have resulted in higher energy and power density batteries.
Intertek has provided engineering and economic Total Quality Assurance assessments for utilities, project developers, manufacturers, and investors. Our expertise, coupled with a large testing service portfolio, allows us to perform a thorough due diligence of the proposed storage technology.
Our Presenter
Dr. Taylor Kelly, Director, Energy Storage, earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Houston, where she developed an expertise in lithium ion batteries and energy storage. Her Ph.D. thesis investigated the mechano-electrochemical coupling behavior of stretchable lithium ion batteries. Dr. Kelly has not only brought to Intertek her energy industry expertise in the areas of electrochemistry, mechanical testing, and heat transfer, but she also provides consulting and technology assessment services to energy storage manufacturers, developers, and consumers.

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