DS3 MONITORING AND REPORTING WITH A BESS

As their trusted electrical engineering consultants, this client approached us wanting to introduce a Battery Energy Storage System ( BESS) into their network to store the energy being produced by their renewable power sources.

INDUSTRY SUCCESS

Of all electricity used in 2020

50

came from renewable sources

Wind accounts for

86

of renewable electricity

It is expected that

70

of all energy will come from renewables by 2030

THE CHALLENGE

As their trusted electrical engineering consultants, this client approached us wanting to introduce a Battery Energy Storage System ( BESS) into their network to store the energy being produced by their renewable power sources (solar or wind), so that they could then either use this power onsite themselves or export it back to the grid. Doing so posed implications with harmonics as well as a requirement to comply with DS3 System Services.

DS3 System Services

HOW WE HELPED

Having helped clients meet their DS3 requirements before, we knew the best approach was to supply and commission a number of our ION9000 power meters with a DS3 framework built in and place them on the network. This custom framework enables the meter to detect DS3 events as they occur, which then triggers a real time report that will be automatically sent to the system owners.

In addition, the ION9000 also has harmonic analysis capabilities which we were able to enable for this client as well, this is useful when performing harmonic studies.

THE RESULT

The client could prove to EirGrid their compliance with DS3, while also giving them a complete overview of how their BESS is functioning. They now have an efficient system that they can clearly see the effectiveness of and prove the return in their investment. They can also determine how best to allocate the energy stored in the BESS so their site never suffers from downtime or failed equipment.

THE CLIENT

This client is a returning customer of ours, working in the biopharmaceutical industry they have a presence all around the world.

"With the capabilities of the ION 9000 advanced power quality meter and Premium Power’s custom designed DS3 ION framework, it is easy to generate automatic compliance reports using PME to meet EirGrid’s DS3 requirements. This project was a first of its kind within
Premium Power; where the ION 9000 was used to log DS3 events and data from a BESS system. This demonstrates the vast possibilities of the ION 9000 power quality meter with PME within the renewable energy environment."

Abdullah KassabjiTechnical Support Engineer

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