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Proceedings of eSim 2012: 7th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Assessment of battery energy storage characteristics to perform residential peak demand shaving

Jason Leadbetter

Abstract: This article presents the model and results of residential scale electricity peak shaving battery energy storage systems. Electricity profiles of the four major energy end-uses were simulated using the Canadian Hybrid Residential End-use Energy and GHG Emissions Model. The electricity profiles were then input to an energy storage model with the objective of reducing the peak electricity demand seen by the electricity grid. The model enabled the performance assessment for a range of battery and inverter sizes. Based on this work, system sizes range from 5 kWh / 2.6 kW for the least electricity intense region (AB, SK, MB) to 22 kWh / 4.4 kW for the most electricity intense region (Quebec). Based on the storage system cycling profile the battery life was estimated to be in the range of 10 to 20 years.
Pages: 366 - 379