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    May 8, 2024

    Moving towards a greener future with Nemko's testing scheme for Electrical Energy Storage systems

    Integrating renewable energy sources like solar and wind into our power grids is essential for building a greener and more sustainable future. And yet, harnessing renewable energy to its fullest potential brings a unique challenge: balancing the intermittent nature of these energy sources with growing consumer demands. This is where Electrical Energy Storage (EES) systems step in, serving as vital tools in managing the ebb and flow of energy production and consumption.

    An EES system assists in balancing the demand and supply of electricity by storing excess energy when production exceeds consumption levels and releasing it when the demand is higher than current production levels. These systems act as a crucial intermediary in the power grid for renewable energy sources such as solar and wind but it can also be used as intermediary when there is a high energy demand in a short time (for example high speed car charging stations).  

    These systems also play a pivotal role in stabilizing the grid, improving power quality, reducing reliance on traditional fossil fuel-based power plants, and moving toward a greener industry solution. Yet, ensuring the efficiency, reliability, and safety of EES systems requires thorough verification and testing at various stages of development and deployment.

    The scheme involves two evaluation stages: Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT). 

    • Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
      This phase ensures that the EES system meets all specified requirements and functions correctly before it is shipped to the client's site. This allows the vendor to correct any issues onsite with all the necessary technical resources available, which in turn helps to control the project timeline and budget. It also safeguards against potential issues that can occur at the final installation site and improves the final product's overall quality before commisioning and operation. 

    • Site Acceptance Testing (SAT)
      Once installed in its final destination, this phase of testing validates that the EES system operates as intended within its designated environment. It ensures that the system is properly integrated with other systems for smooth operation and complies with all relevant regulations and interconnection requirements, such as safety, performance, and reliability standards. 

      From confirming system integration to verifying compliance with safety standards, SATs are crucial in minimizing operational risks and ensuring long-term reliability.

    How Nemko Can Help

    Including a third party in this verification process will help ensure that the EES meets an array of industry standards and regulations. In fact, in some countries, third-party involvement is mandatory. 

    Enter Nemko's Field Evaluation Scheme for EES systems, a comprehensive solution designed to validate the performance and compliance of these critical energy storage systems. As a trusted provider of high-quality verification services, Nemko leverages rigorous testing methodologies to ensure these systems complies with international IEC standards. 

    Whether verifying Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) or other emerging energy storage technologies, Nemko's expertise extends across diverse energy landscapes. 

    By offering reliable verification services, Nemko aims to facilitate the widespread adoption of EES systems and accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable energy future.

    Learn more about our EES system services.


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    Marek Papuzinski

    Experienced Laboratory Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry. Skilled in People Leading, Project Management, Lean Management, and Product Safety. Expert in lithium battery safety testing. Strong consulting professional with a Master's degree focused in Electrical, Electronics,...

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