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Reference Number NIA_NPG_031
Title Health Index Study of Electrical Energy Storage Systems within Electricity Networks.
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 90%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Powergrid
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2019
End Date 01 September 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £35,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_NPG_031
Objectives To address the problems described above, this six-month project will assess the health condition of electrical energy storage systems which are used in grid storage applications. It will consist of 3 stages, as follows: Stage 1: A literature review will be conducted to summarise the current state of electrical energy storage system technology, currently available health condition criteria and relevant health monitoring methods. Stage 2: The technology to be assessed will be identified. Health condition criteria that are applicable for the health index assessment of the chosen technology will be defined and a suitable health monitoring method will be chosen. Stage 3: A case study will be carried out to assess the health condition of the chosen technology using data provided by NPg, which will verify the applicability of the proposed method. Based on the results gained from the case study, how to improve the health condition and potentially prolong the lifespan of the electrical energy storage system under study will be recommended. This will enhance current understanding on the dependability of storage systems. The scope of this any EES system that is likely to be attached to the distribution network in a network support role. This may include HV and LV connected devices.The technologies to be studies will be those that are perceived to be sufficiently mature that they are already on or likely to appear on the network over the next five to ten years. The objectives of this project are to summarise existing literature of energy storage system technology (e.g. types of batteries, power electronics etc.) for grid storage applications from technical, legislative, environmental and/or economic perspectives which is feasible within the projects lifespan; identify a technology, relevant parameters (for instance, age, likelihood of failure, dependability, capacity, system design such as a few large systems versus many smaller systems, usage etc.) and define health condition criteria i.e. significant factors that are key for further investigation in this project; analyse existing state of health monitoring methods, for instance, classification, characteristics, challenges, advantages, limitations, underlying concept and mathematic formulas of individual methods that are applicable to energy storage systems technology; and determine the health index of the chosen technology under study by defining selection criteria, choosing and applying the most suitable health monitoring method in the project.
Abstract A small scale project to determine the feasibility of health indices for EES and to identify an initial methodology.
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