The Importance of EMS (Energy Management Systems) in Utility Scale Battery Storage Projects

Energy storage has reached a turning point as a mainstream grid-reliability resource. 2017 achieved another year of record deployments, and forecasts show continued rapid global expansion of the energy storage industry. At the same time, the investment case for storage is still difficult due to risks of limited technology track record and business cases that rely on uncertain revenues. Due to rapidly changing grid dynamics and the long life required of storage assets, software and controls are a vital part of any storage project, ensuring optimal system performance to achieve project goals. In this presentation, Dave will explore the value software and controls provide, exploring questions concerning both what software has achieved to date and what role it will play in the market's future.