Schneider Electric Releases All-In-One Battery Energy Storage System for Microgrids

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Schneider Electric introduces a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) as part of a fully integrated microgrid solution driven by its controls, optimization, and digital services. Graybar is the channel partner for BESS, emphasizing renewable energy solutions. BESS captures and stores energy for various applications, offering features like full integration, UL certification, easy installation, resilience, and multiple size options.
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Schneider Electric führt ein Batterie-Energiespeichersystem (BESS) als Teil einer vollständig integrierten Mikronetzlösung ein, gesteuert durch seine Kontrollen, Optimierungen und digitalen Dienste. Graybar ist der Vertriebspartner für BESS und betont Lösungen für erneuerbare Energien. BESS fängt und speichert Energie für verschiedene Anwendungen und bietet Funktionen wie vollständige Integration, UL-Zertifizierung, einfache Installation, Resilienz und mehrere Größenoptionen.
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  • Designed to fully integrate with EcoStruxure™ microgrid software, BESS is driven by Schneider Electric's controls, optimization, and world-renowned digital and field services

BOSTON, April 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) designed and engineered to be a part of a flexible, scalable, and highly efficient architecture. BESS is the cornerstone for a fully integrated microgrid solution that is driven by Schneider Electric's controls, optimization, and world-renowned digital and field services.

Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications, data networking products, and provider of supply chain management and logistics services, is the inaugural channel partner for Schneider Electric's new BESS, offered as part of the EcoStruxure™ Microgrid Flex system. Renewable energy is a growing part of Graybar's comprehensive portfolio of solutions.

"With over two decades of expertise in battery conversion, we are proud to introduce a solution meticulously crafted to serve multiple energy needs," said Jana Gerber, Schneider Electric's President of North America Microgrids. "Our aim is to streamline energy expenditures while amplifying the use of renewable resources, including solar PV. Combining our proven track record of innovation with Graybar's focus on renewable energy solutions will accelerate this mission."

As part of a microgrid system, BESS captures energy from different sources, accumulates this energy, and stores it in rechargeable batteries for later use. Battery Energy Storage is the Distributed Energy Resource that enables most customer energy-use cases, including resiliency, demand-charge reduction, grid services, renewable self-consumption, decarbonization of electrical energy, and variable generation smoothing.

Comprised of a battery system, battery management system, power conversion system, and controller, BESS has been tested and validated to work as an integral component of Schneider Electric's standardized microgrid system, EcoStruxure™ Microgrid Flex, and fully integrated into the software suite, which includes EcoStruxure Microgrid Operation, and EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor. With a scalable configuration and advanced safety controls, BESS features include:

  • Full Integration: The all-in-one enclosure seamlessly incorporates pre-integrated components, streamlining site engineering, construction, and installation processes while minimizing labor and material expenses. The paralleling capability enables multiple BESS units to function as a unified entity. This comprehensive integration encompasses inverters, batteries, cooling systems, transformers, safety features, and controls, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.
  • UL Certified and Compliant: The solution is fully certified and compliant with UL9540 certification and has a cutting-edge fire safety system design aligned with the latest standards outlined in NFPA 855.
  • Easy Installation & Maintenance: The ready-to-deploy system, featuring a meticulously tested, validated, and documented architecture (TVDA), facilitates installation processes, surpassing the efficiency of traditional custom-engineered designs. The solution also seamlessly integrates with Schneider Electric's Energy Management Systems (EMS), significantly reducing integration time and minimizing field errors.
  • Resilience: The system offers bidirectional connectivity to the grid, providing the flexibility to operate as either grid-connected or off-grid. With the capacity to store energy for immediate access during outages, BESS can deliver up to 2 MW of power when needed.
  • Peace of Mind: Comprehensive services and support available throughout the lifecycle of the project and warranty execution for optimal maintenance and care.

There are two connection-ready BESS options available: a small, hybrid 7-feet NEMA 3R Enclosure that is both AC and DC coupled and a medium 20-feet NEMA 3R Enclosure that is AC coupled. Sizes for the family range from 60kW to 2MW in 2h and 4h configurations.

The stored energy from a BESS can be discharged to supply power to office, industrial, and commercial facilities, electric vehicles, or the grid.

"Our new Battery Energy Storage System marks a significant step forward in bringing resilient, sustainable, and economical energy solutions to the market," Gerber said. "Amidst the global pursuit of net-zero objectives and the imperative for an enhanced grid, BESS strategically harnesses onsite generation capabilities to deliver substantial energy savings while maximizing renewable integration."

"Graybar is proud to be at the forefront of innovation as the inaugural channel partner for Schneider Electric's state-of-the-art Battery Energy Storage System," said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Graybar. "Together, Graybar and Schneider Electric remain dedicated to advancing sustainable technologies that deliver exceptional performance and value to our mutual customers."

To learn more about incorporating a BESS within an existing or planned microgrid, please visit this link. For more information about microgrid technologies and energy resiliency, check out this blog.

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What is Schneider Electric's new Battery Energy Storage System designed for?

Schneider Electric's new Battery Energy Storage System is designed to be a part of a flexible, scalable, and highly efficient architecture as a fully integrated microgrid solution.

Who is the channel partner for Schneider Electric's BESS?

Graybar is the inaugural channel partner for Schneider Electric's new Battery Energy Storage System.

What are some key features of Schneider Electric's BESS?

Key features of Schneider Electric's Battery Energy Storage System include full integration, UL certification, easy installation and maintenance, resilience, and multiple size options.

What are the energy use cases enabled by BESS?

Battery Energy Storage enables various customer energy-use cases such as resiliency, demand-charge reduction, grid services, renewable self-consumption, decarbonization, and variable generation smoothing.

What are the available options for connection-ready BESS units?

There are two connection-ready BESS options available: a small hybrid 7-feet NEMA 3R Enclosure and a medium 20-feet NEMA 3R Enclosure, with sizes ranging from 60kW to 2MW in 2h and 4h configurations.

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