Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

"1 MW 4 MWh Turner Energy Storage Project in Pullman, WA" by UniEnergy Technologies is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

a device that is able to store electrical energy in the form of chemical energy, and convert that energy into electricity. Lithium-ion and lead acid chemistries are common.

Pros

Can balance, maintain or shift energy very quickly. Often called the "Swiss Army Knife" of the grid.

Cons

The market is not well designed to support batteries with revenues.

Real Talk

Critical to a 100% transition to RE

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