Electrical power systems around the world are changing significantly and swiftly thanks to an energy transition that is mainly driven by the rapid increase of renewable energy sources (RES) and the evolution of generation and transmission technologies. Such changes require an innovative framework at system level to cope with emerging challenges and to take advantage of new technologies.
Energy storage facilities can seamlessly support the transition and provide the power system with a wide range of services that increase flexibility.
Grid storage technologies
There are already some well-established technologies (e.g. pumped hydro, batteries, compressed air energy storage (CAES) and some developing ones (e.g. flywheels, supercapacitors, hydrogen), while specific storage-based applications have been developed to cope with some of the challenges that power systems face, such as the uncertainty and variability of RES generation, frequency control, reactive power provision, system inertia or system strength and robustness.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about storage technologies and applications that can support a sustainable evolution of power systems.