Demand for primary power control from transmission system operators has increased significantly over the past few years, said Holger Ziegler, Senior Consultant at DNV GL, in an interview at the Energy Storage Europe 2017 show with pv magazine.
This means that there is a growing market potential for storage systems. A further driver for the adoption of batteries for grid regulation is coming from conventional power producers, which are being edged out of the market by renewables. The network services that until now were provided by traditional power producers could also be offered in the future by storage systems, Ziegler believes. The technical requirements of the grid operators are well suited for the provision of balancing power, as well as for other grid services.