For Continental AG, we developed a study for the design and engineering of an energy storage unit made of lithium-ion batteries in combination with a diesel generator system. The background was peak load management at a large industrial consumer.
Due to its fast response times, the battery storage is ideal for peak load reduction, the so-called “Peak Shaving”. The use of emergency generators additionally guarantees a uniform utilization of the electrical supply network by cutting peak loads in the long term or in the event of a memory failure. Thus, the industrial electricity customer saves the power costs demanded by the grid operator in the case of the heavy load increase, as occurs, for example, when starting up production facilities, during heating or during pumping operations.