Load scenarios

Battery storage can be used in very different ways. The effects of this on the storage system and each individual cell in it can be illustrated with the aid of so-called load scenarios.

Why is it important to review different load scenarios for battery storage?

Not every storage unit is optimally suited for every type of use. Lucrative trading decisions can sometimes turn out to be mistakes because, for example, they lead to battery modules aging faster and having to be replaced sooner.

With the help of NOVUM technology, owners of battery storage systems can not only keep a close eye on the condition of their systems, but also analyze which type of use will make their storage system most profitable in the long term.

Depending on usage, the state of charge, capacity and lifetime of batteries can vary greatly. Especially in the field of energy trading, this can pose major challenges for plant operators. Lucrative trading decisions not infrequently turn out to be mistakes in retrospect because they cause excessive battery drain.

With the help of NOVUM technology, reliable forecasts can be made about the behavior of batteries under different usage and environmental conditions. This means you always have certainty about what will happen to your storage units when you use them in a certain way.

Load factors in the use of battery storage in different scenarios.

The following factors have a particularly negative effect on the condition and expected service life of your batteries, depending on the type of use:

1. charge and discharge cycles: batteries can only undergo a limited number of charge and discharge cycles before their capacity decreases significantly. It is therefore important to use the batteries in such a way that the intensity of the charging and discharging cycles remains as low as possible.

2. peak loads: In some applications, batteries are used to reduce peak loads on the power grid. In these cases, the batteries must be designed to absorb and release high loads for short periods of time. Using our technology, we can show you, for example, which of your second-life batteries this applies to.

3. continuous operation: in some types of use, battery storage is used to provide a continuous power supply. In these cases, the batteries must be designed to provide consistent performance over an extended period of time. Here, too, we are happy to help you select suitable batteries with our AI.

4. temperatures: the performance of batteries is highly dependent on the temperature. Batteries can be damaged at high It is therefore important to operate the batteries at optimum temperatures.

5. standing times. It’s generally never a very good idea to leave batteries sitting around at very high or very low charge levels for an extended period of time. This accelerates the calendrical aging

Tips for operating battery storage systems as gently and efficiently as possible

No two battery storage systems are alike, especially when second-life batteries are in use. AI-based monitoring is therefore highly recommended. Away from this, there are some basic aspects that you should consider for gentle operation:

1. charge and discharge cycles: Try to keep the intensity of charge and discharge cycles as low as possible. But at the same time, avoid standing times, especially at high or low charge levels.

2. state of charge: avoid discharging the batteries too much. Most batteries should not fall below a certain state of charge to maximize their life. At the same time, it is also important not to overcharge the batteries, as this also shortens their life.

3. temperatures: Make sure that the batteries are operated at optimal temperatures. High and low temperatures can accelerate the aging of batteries and affect their performance.

4. charging and discharging speed: make sure that the charging and discharging speed of the batteries is not too high. Discharging or charging too quickly can damage the batteries and shorten their life.

5. application range: Use the batteries for applications for which they are actually suitable. Each type of battery has specific characteristics and requirements. In addition, second-life batteries have individual characteristics or weaknesses resulting from the first life cycle. Make sure you are using the correct batteries for the correct application.

6. monitoring and maintenance: service the batteries regularly to ensure their optimal performance and life. This may include cleaning connections, monitoring health status with NOVUM-KI, and replacing damaged batteries.

You want to check different load scenarios with the help of NOVUM! Then we look forward to getting to know you. Simply contact us so that we can advise you individually.


Ingolf Bachmann

Office Manager


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