BCL Energy

Parking Management System

The increasing amount of renewable energy in power systems poses challenges for the system operators to handle the volatility of power generation. Demand response and lithium-ion (Li-ion) based battery systems have been suggested as a promising solution to provide balancing services to address this challenge. In the paper we investigate the economic feasibility of providing primary regulation services with dual-purposed Li-ion batteries in the power protection systems of data centers. This is also compared with investments in dedicated battery energy storages. Our analysis shows that investments in dual-purpose data center batteries have a higher profitability, even if this means that the battery capacities in the power protection systems have to be oversized with respect to the data center backup time requirements.

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