Stored Energy Solution is MWh-Scale Energy Management System
(Transmission & Distribution World Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EnerSys is entering the large-scale energy storage market with
its new OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions, a new turnkey megawatt
hour-scale energy management system for utilities and large
John D. Craig, chairman and chief
executive officer of EnerSys, said, "Industry analysts forecast that the
global market for large scale energy storage over the next 10 to 20
years could be between $200-$600
billion. We believe the large scale energy storage market is
poised for growth in the near and long term and could reach two to
four gigawatts by 2016."
Power grid stabilization is a prime concern among today's
utilities, as they balance supply and demand and cope with issues
such as voltage regulation, frequency regulation, peak management
and renewable power integration. In addition, power disturbances
are a major cost and concern today for both utilities and industry.
It is estimated that the U.S. economy is losing between
$119 billion and $188 billion
annually from power outages and power quality issues.
Utilities and industrial users are increasingly discovering that
large energy storage systems, such as OptiGrid Stored Energy
Solutions, are effective tools for power grid stabilization.
According to the Electricity Storage Association, electric
utilities are among the largest owners and users of electrochemical
battery systems. Furthermore, Frost and Sullivan's research service
predicts that electric energy storage technologies will be an
inseparable part of smart grids and distributed energy generating
systems in the future.
A flexible, turnkey, utility-scale capacity optimization system,
OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions is available in the full range of
battery chemistries offered by EnerSys, making it a
comprehensive, large-scale energy storage system.
OptiGrid Energy Storage Solutions can be customized with one or
more of the proven chemistries of EnerSys, including tubular
technology, traditional flat plate valve regulated, traditional
flat plate flooded, lithium ion and/or advanced lead acid designs
and alloys marketed under the well-known brand names such as
PowerSafe and DataSafe batteries.
OptiGrid Energy Storage Solutions by EnerSys is provided as a
complete, packaged solution that combines the appropriate battery
chemistry as well as a power conditioning system, monitoring
system, shelter/container and full service and engineering to best
match the customer's technical and economical requirements.
Coinciding with the launch, EnerSys is currently completing the
OptiGrid Stored Energy Solutions customer showcase, located in
southern Vermont. This showcase is being built to enable
customers to understand the product platform as well as see the
system in operation.
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