The Role of Distributed Battery Storage to Augment & Support the Network during Peak Demand

Stack, Nicholas (2018) The Role of Distributed Battery Storage to Augment & Support the Network during Peak Demand. [USQ Project]


Energy storage has become more prevalent based on the existing research of the exponential growth required for our present power generation. The primary reasons behind undertaking this work is the understanding behind existing energy storage technology, compared to the newer storages on the market.

The aim of this project is to determine if load shifting from peak demand timeslots to the off-peak utilising battery storage systems is an efficient way to combat the rising power prices. Based on wide range of battery technologies present, the proposed research is to also determine specific usability in the market today.

To determine an appropriate result, substantial investigations surrounding the battery types, required maintenance, loading concerns and operating requirements are found to determine the appropriate battery types for calculation purposes. Once the batteries are determined (by analysis and risk assessment), the determined offset load is subjected to battery banks based on these storage types. It was found that the three batteries selected are currently unfeasible with both the technology available, and capital cost requirements.

These results have led to a variety of potential research topics to be undertaken. The main focus includes the expansion of battery storage in an energy density sense, as well as improving capital costing. Considerable improvements in existing technology for battery storage to be feasible in a distribution level of load shifting.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Bowtell, Les; Helwig, Andreas
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 04:12
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 02:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy storage; power generation; battery storage systems

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