Eguana Technologies and Bosch have announced their collaboration on the Home Battery System (HBS) project.
The Home Battery system and a summary of results to date will be on display at DistribuTECH in San Diego, CA from January 31 – February 2, 2017 at ESCRYPT's booth #2351.
This project demonstrates reduction of peak loads in the home using a utility-controlled storage system to lower demand from the utility and reduce the burden on the grid. The project is being completed in co-operation with the Bonneville Power Authority (BPA) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The system is currently being validated under the supervision of NREL at its Energy Systems Integration Facility in Golden, CO. Cybersecurity is a critical element of the Home Battery System.
With the guidance and support of the cybersecurity experts at ESCRYPT, the Home Battery System employs Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards to ensure a compliant stack.
Robert Bosch North America advanced R&D projects technical expert Scott Averitt said: "We chose the Eguana AC Battery for this project due to the ease of integration with the Home Battery System and the ability to scale the amount of energy storage.
"These factors allow us to validate various scenarios regarding available on-demand power and on-site storage capacity."
Eguana Technologies chief technology officer Brent Harris said: "It is a great honor to have our product provide the energy storage solution for such an important project. We look forward to demonstrating the Home Battery System to industry."
Eguana Technologies along with its partners are committed to serving the residential and commercial energy storage market. Distributed residential storage that can be aggregated through demand response by the utility has the potential to significantly increase the penetration of distributed renewable energy.
This is not only beneficial for consumers but also improves reliability and efficiency of power generation and distribution. Peak load reduction provides a direct financial benefit for utilities by avoiding or deferring the cost of constructing new power plants.