Gabriel García, researcher of the Renewable Energy Grid Integration Department of CENER, participated on the past 15th October in Madrid in a session titled “Energy storage: technologies and projects (AETP 2015)”, organized by Energetica XXI magazine.
In particular, CENER’s lecture addressed the characterization of the capabilities of the energy storage systems. One of the key issues for a increased deployment of these systems is the identification of appropriate business models for each technology and grid location. In the same way, the Grid Integration Department of CENER has developed a testing methodology that allows to validate the capabilities of a specific energy storage system, taking as a reference the existing standards and protocols. Likewise, it is possible to identify business models suitable for each storage technology and to evaluate its profitability.
As a practical case study, the activities of the LIFE ZAESS European project were described, where the case of a Zinc-Air flow battery developed by Técnicas Reunidas is studied.