Energy storage has the ability to control ramp rates of renewables output before presenting it to the grid and to store energy for times of unfavourable weather conditions or peak demand times, making renewables reliable and dispatchable.

John’s presentation will outline the successful implementation of the UltraBattery® technology by Ecoult in several MW scale energy storage projects in Australia and the US, delivering ancillary services, wind and solar smoothing as well as energy shifting. Initial test results will be discussed along with system outputs and approaches to optimise the control algorithms that maximize economic returns from the energy storage.

The presentation is part of the Energy Storage session to be held on October 10 2012 at the All Energy Australia 2012 Conference in Melbourne.