Second-life batteries on a gas turbine power plant to provide area regulation services
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Batteries are used in the electricity grid to provide ancillary services. Area regulation seems to provide substantial revenues and profit, but Li-ion batteries are still too expensive to enter widely into this market. On the other hand, electric vehicle (EV) batteries are considered inappropriate for traction purposes when they reach a state of health (SoH) of 80%. The reuse of these batteries offers affordable batteries for second-life stationary applications. This study analyzes two possible scenarios where batteries may give power and energy support to a gas turbine cogeneration power plant, and how long these batteries may last under different loads.
CitationCanals, L., Amante, B. Second-life batteries on a gas turbine power plant to provide area regulation services. "Batteries", 17 Març 2017, vol. 3, núm. 1.