The battery system developer Forsee Power has signed an agreement with EDF Store & Forecast, a subsidiary to the French energy giant specialised in battery-based energy storage solutions, to supply both new and used batteries to EDF Store & Forecast’s battery energy storage systems. The batteries, made for heavy vehicles will be used in both mobile and stationary storage applications.
Forsee Power will supply battery packs primarily from and for buses, which are integrated in several European manufacturer’s vehicles today. EDF Store & Forecast will integrate the battery packs into its stationary storage solutions controlled by its energy management system (EMS) and will market them. Potential applications include power packs for replacement of thermal generators, power reinforcement of charging points and ESS in microgrids.
A first mobile battery will be deployed in 2022 for a network operator. It will serve customers by replacing thermal generators running on diesel with a zero-emission solution. They will then be supplied with electricity during cuts for work on the electricity distribution network or in the event of climatic hazards, by charging and restoring the solar production produced locally.
Forsee Power also plans to use these mobile stationary storages on its own industrial sites, in particular on congested network points or associated with the production of solar energy.
The battery energy storage system and its energy management system make it possible to optimize an electrical ecosystem according to the customer’s needs: management of variability and transfer of renewable energies, services to the electrical system, economic optimization of the supply/demand balance of an isolated system, minimization of the power subscribed to the network or even maximization of photovoltaic self-consumption.
Forsee Power has similar agreement with British Connected Energy.