With a high resolution data capture system installed and more than 30 sensors, the Test platform is capable of capturing data at a rate of up to 500kHz (for Power Quality events).
The project’s test facilities are able to run trials in a range of applications and test energy storage systems in a range of applications.
The first tests to be conducted will be a demonstration of the control system and grid battery functionality done on a test microgrid at SA Power Networks facilities in Richmond, South Australia.
Network connected trials will then be conducted at Cape Jervis in early 2017. The network connected trials will test peak shaving and islanding on an LV feeder section of the network. These tests will demonstrate Energy Storage’s ability to defer traditional network augmentation and contribute to greater grid resilience in the event of an outage.
The test platform uses LG Chem’s new JH3 modules. 3 racks of 90kwh each have been installed, however, the system has been built with a view to increase this to a fourth rack (360kwh) in the future.
The breaker arrangement in the Test Platform, however, enables third party battery systems to be connected and tested, provided that they meet the voltage requirements of the ABB inverter.