Hierarchy of Battery System Design

Level 2 Battery System (Hierarchy of Battery System Design 2.0)

Battery Management Systems (and the Insurance Industry) Interested in understanding battery system project risk and how to assess it? Please join me in Las Vegas on December 7th for a 4-hour, PDH-eligible course at 2015 Renewable Energy World. I recently revised the Hierarchy of Battery System Design. This short series explores each level through one […]

Hierarchy of Battery System Design

Level 1 Battery System (Hierarchy of Battery System Design 2.0)

Sometimes a battery is just a bunch of batteries Interested in understanding battery system project risk and how to assess it? Please join me in Las Vegas on December 7th for a 4-hour, PDH-eligible course at 2015 Renewable Energy World. I recently revised the Hierarchy of Battery System Design. This short series explores each level […]

Hierarchy of Battery System Designs version 2.0

Leveling Up, Hierarchy of Battery System Designs 2.0

Classifying battery system designs Interested in understanding battery system project risk and how to assess it? Please join me in Las Vegas on December 7th for a 4-hour, PDH-eligible course at 2015 Renewable Energy World. In early 2014 I published a work-in-progress called the Hierarchy of Battery System Design. It was an attempt to codify […]

[Presentation] What is a battery system?

Information about energy storage systems is a popular topic which is why I’ve devoted the month of April to getting back to basics. A few weeks ago I attended the RSA Conference so, in the interest of time, I turned a previous post discussing a few key concepts defining battery systems into a slide deck. […]

Title: What is a battery system?

What is a battery system?

Battery system basics Establishing a common terminology and a few key concepts about battery systems will be useful to the ongoing discussions of performance, security, risk, and design. To facilitate that, I explain two diagrams showing the elements of a battery system and a simple battery system architecture. Send to Kindle

Two Types of Grid-Scale Battery Systems

Two Types of Grid-scale Battery Systems

Battery System Classification Grid-scale battery systems can be broadly classified into two types: AC-side and DC-side battery systems. Addressing project needs for a particular battery system design, its performance and risk, and the associated techno-economic models which can be built comes down to examining their differences. Let’s settle on some basic concepts first by using […]

Why battery system cyber-physical security matters

Battery system cyber-physical security matters Energy storage has been held up as a panacea for renewable energy and grid modernization woes. There is a widely held belief that the challenges with energy infrastructure and grid modernization disappear with the availability of affordable energy storage. Battery systems are the front-runners in the grid-scale energy storage race. […]

A break, a book, a CyberSummer

The long break over Fall and Winter 2014 is finally over!¬† It was filled with coursework, project development, and book development. Yes, a book will be coming soon on the topic of cyber-physical security and battery system design. I’ll be sure to post more about it when the book page launches in April. As part […]

Revenues from power and battery state of charge

Last time, we considered the impact of battery SOC (state of charge) technology on the ability to provide reliable and actionable data for modeling future¬†energy revenues from a battery system. On the power axis, the same revenue and risk concerns must be considered. While there are cost impacts for both as well, those topics will […]

Energy revenue impacts of Battery State of Charge (SOC)

SOC, or State of Charge, of a battery system is a perpetually hot topic among technologists. The relevance of the SOC technology discussion is easy to understand in the automotive context, as it represents a fuel gauge that primarily is the concern of the end-user. For infrastructure, a battery is always “full”, regardless of the […]