Battery Cell-Level Control Fundamentally Changes the Stationary Battery Energy Storage Business Model
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
Location: Storage Central, Booth #5958, Level 2, Venetian Expo Hall
Learning Level: 201: Applies to those with some experience who are looking to build on or enhance existing knowledge.
This session describes the benefits of adopting battery cell-level control for stationary energy storage which is a fundamental change and significant boost in value for energy storage asset owners and developers. The session includes an overview for how the approach applies across Residential, C&I and Utility Scale systems with underlying benefits to the BESS business model, fully accounting for BESS locational value beyond 10 to 20-years; how battery cell level-control applies for Li-ion and alternative chemistries; and how this new approach could help battery companies iterate designs faster with lower risks. Deploying traditional BESS with DC Batteries strings, Battery Management System (BMS) and separate Power Conversion System (PCS) has numerous cost, safety, and operational issues and representative of a new industry that has adopted conventional methods. Early deployers have learned the complexities, operational issues and risks the hard way.