Batteries are devices which store excess energy, typically generated from renewable sources, for use when demand is high. They help support a secure energy supply whilst the grid decarbonises and provide commercial benefits

Commercial Battery Storage

What is battery storage?

Battery storage is a technology that enables power system operators and utilities to store energy for later use. A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is an electrochemical device that charges from the grid, power plant or renewable sources, and then discharges that energy at a later time to provide electricity, or other grid services, when needed. There are several different types of battery available, however the current market for battery storage, both in the UK and globally, is dominated by lithium-ion batteries, similar to those used in mobile phones and electric vehicles.

What are the key characteristics of battery storage?

In the video below, Chris Taylor and Stewart Williams provide a high level introduction into batteries, their potential benefits to our clients, how this technology is helping accelerate decarbonisation, as well as giving us a sneak peek into Vital’s future battery plans.

Key components of a Battery Energy Storage System

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