In today’s world, commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are becoming electricity producers as well as consumers (or prosumers). A battery energy storage device thus becomes an integral part of the changing relationship between the utilities and it's customers. Hitachi ABB Power Grids' battery energy storage system, PQpluS™ helps the electricity consumers by actively managing the timing and profile of their energy usage. It reduces energy costs and makes the system more resilient while improving the overall efficiency, reliability and availability of the power system.
PQpluS™ is available in a wide range of power and energy ratings, making it the right choice for end users, system integrators and aggregators, as well as users with the right control system for utility scale applications. It can also be used where multiple energy sources such as wind, solar, diesel or other generators operate in parallel and where the integrator’s high level system controller coordinates the overall operation. In addition to functions like peak shaving and power quality, PQpluS™ can be managed by third party controller to perform site energy management, integration of renewables and grid services.