Aggreko, a provider of mobile and modular energy solutions, has delivered a smart battery storage system to Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne will incorporate the new system into a fast charging facility at its Smart Energy Plaza near Chicago.
Aggreko and ANL will use this net-zero battery storage system to demonstrate how smart management of stored energy systems with co-located fast charging and solar photovoltaics can decrease grid impacts and reduce site owner energy costs.
The one-Megawatt 30-minute system is designed to enable ultra-fast charging by providing peak power mitigation and power quality services. ANL will also gather data on EV charge profiles exceeding 200 kW to quantify EV and charging system efficiencies, and explore the impact on the grid.
“The team at Argonne National Lab are playing an important role in removing the barriers to adoption of EVs and supporting the broader rollout of this sustainable transport option,” said Karim Wazni, Managing Director of Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions. “Our solution will not only make ANL’s energy infrastructure stronger and more flexible, but will also monitor the impact of EV charge profiles and evaluate system efficiencies.”
“Battery energy storage systems are the key to making a modern and more responsive power grid that can support the expected growth in electric vehicles,” said Donald Hillebrand, Division Director, Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory. “The Aggreko battery energy storage system is useful in our research in that it is flexible, allows for fast deployment, and can be used in many different case studies.”