About BESS Power
BESS stands for Battery Energy Storage System. It is a system that stores energy in batteries for later use. BESSs can be used for a variety of things, including:
- Backup power: BESS can provide backup power to critical loads, such as homes, businesses, hospitals and emergency services during a grid failure. This can help to ensure that essential services continue to operate even when the grid is down.
- Time-of-use management: BESS can help energy consumers to save money by allowing them to store energy when it is cheaper and use it when it is more expensive.
- Microgrids: BESS can be used to create “islanded” microgrids, which are independent power systems that can continue to operate even when the main grid is down. This can help to keep essential services running and reduce the duration of outages.
- Electric vehicles: BESS can be used to store energy for electric vehicles (EVs) and to provide charging stations for EVs.
BESS sizes can range from a few kilowatts (kW) to several megawatts (MW), depending on the application.
Energy storage capacity can also vary, from a few kilowatt-hours (kWh) to several megawatt-hours (MWh).