1Q 2019

Advanced Batteries for Critical Infrastructure

Energy Storage for Mission Critical Operations in Utility-Scale and Commercial Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

With society’s high reliance on electricity and power, it is not a question of if a failure will happen but when. Extended blackouts can be a major source of public risk and financial loss to both the occupants of commercial facilities and to the facility itself. Power failures are often unpredictable and are not always the result of an internal malfunction. Therefore, it is essential for commercial facility managers to prepare a way to provide a stable supply of electricity that allows operations to continue in the event of a total power failure.

Advanced batteries for critical infrastructure (ABCI) solutions using distributed energy storage system (DESS) technology have the potential to change the energy storage landscape and give both utility and commercial and industrial (C&I) customers better options to meet their needs. While still a new market, DESSs with critical power-providing capabilities can help mitigate the effect of electrical service outages for mission critical facility operations by providing grid ancillary services and electrical demand charge reduction. However, there are several important considerations when installing ABCI systems, including building load profiles, facility power reticulation, connection specifications/standards, and data sensitivity needs.

This Navigant Research report examines ABCI solutions that leverage utility-scale and behind-the-meter C&I DESS technology. The study identifies the qualifying characteristics of advanced batteries that make them ideal candidates for critical power needs in several building types. Global market forecasts segmented by application, region, and technology extend through 2027. The report also includes a review of the different battery technologies (lithium ion, advanced lead-acid, flow, and flywheels) and the related regional trends, drivers, and barriers.



Pages 36
Tables | Charts | Figures 23
  • What type of ABCI storage systems are available in the market?
  • What key facility functions can ABCI systems address and improve relative to traditional power options?
  • What are important factors to consider when evaluating the best technology for critical power operations?
  • What are the key facility types where ABCI systems will have an impact?
  • What regions will be best suited to ABCI systems?
  • What are the key enabling technologies necessary to ensure that ABCI systems work effectively?
  • Facilities managers
  • Energy storage technology vendors
  • Smart grid controls and software companies
  • Energy engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms
  • Inverter companies
  • Renewable energy development finance companies
  • Utilities
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Introduction

1.2   Report Focus

1.3   Key Market Drivers

1.4   Forecast Highlights

2. Market Issues

2.1   Market Introduction

2.2   Key Building Types

2.2.1   Education

2.2.2   Healthcare

2.2.3   Data Centers

2.2.4   Institutional/Assembly Buildings

2.3   Regional Definitions and Standards

2.3.1   US

2.3.2   Canada

2.3.3   UK

2.3.4   Rest of European Union

2.3.5   Australia

2.4   Why Critical Infrastructure Systems Fail

2.5   Backup Power Needs

3. Technology Issues

3.1   Benefits of Advanced Batteries Relative to Fossil Fuel Backup Power

3.2   Identifying Key Load Characteristics and ESS Design Requirements

3.3   Advanced Battery Technologies

3.3.1   Li-Ion

3.3.2   Advanced Lead-Acid

3.3.3   Flow Battery

3.3.4   Flywheels

3.3.5   Hybrid Battery-Fossil Fuel Systems

3.4   Software Considerations

3.5   Case Studies

3.5.1    Tesla Batteries for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief

3.5.2    Alfen Energy and Agriport Data Center

3.5.3    Pentadyne Power: Critical Hospital Systems Project

3.5.4    Microsoft Boydton Data Center Project

4. Market Forecasts

4.1   Introduction

4.2   Methodology

4.2.1    Market Segmentation

4.2.2    Additional Considerations

4.3   Application

4.4   Region

4.5   Technology

4.6   ABCI Technology Pricing

4.7   Conclusions and Recommendations

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents

7. Table of Charts and Figures

8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

Charts

  • ABCI Power Capacity and Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Power Capacity by Application, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Installed Cost (CAPEX) Assumption by Technology, Global Average:  2018-2027

Figures

  • Ranking All 50 States by Number of Blackouts: 2017
  • ABCI in Data Center Applications
  • Tesla Blackout Relief: Puerto Rico
  • Pentadyne Power Containerized VSS+ DC Flywheel
  • Microsoft: Boydton Data Center
  • Average Grid Stability Ratings by Country, System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI), Most Recent Data Available
  • Software Operation Modes
  • ABCI Power Capacity by Application, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Energy Capacity by Application, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Energy Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Energy Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • ABCI Installed Cost (CAPEX) Assumption by Technology, Global Average: 2018-2027
  • DESS Duration Assumptions by Technology, Global Average: 2018
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