Infrastructure

Home batteries could play key role in grid management - Transpower

Gavin Evans
Wed, 10 Jul 2019

By Gavin Evans July 10 (BusinessDesk) - Household battery electricity storage could play an important role in managing the pressures increased solar and electric vehicle use may put on the country’s power system, Transpower says. While the combination of solar and batteries would offer “little benefit” managing dry-year risk, the national grid operator says they could play a valuable role in smoothing loads on the network during the day, as well as improving the way the power system responds to emergencies. Large-scale take up of solar...

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