This study reviews and documents:
Available battery technology proven for stationary substation applications;
Good practices for battery maintenance and their alignment with NERC requirements;
Functionality of available battery monitoring systems used by electrical utilities, economic justification for their use, and the experiences of utilities sin using such systems;
End of life/replacement criteria for batteries used by utilities; and
Good practice for station battery system design, construction and procurement.
Value to Electric Cooperatives
Station battery systems are one of the most critical substation and generation station assets. Co-ops can leverage the extensive literature search and survey of utilities documented in this report to learn best practices for using these systems.
Engineering & Operations Staff
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