​Energy storage systems are becoming increasingly essential in order for utilities to effectively manage the mix of energy sources in modern grid designs.

An additional benefit of energy storage systems, specifically battery energy storage systems (BESS), is their ability to provide black start services — the restoration electrical supply or restarting of a conventional generating plant without use of external transmission resources or backup fossil fuel-based generation. Designing a BESS for your specific black start application can be confusing. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Why size matters when designing a BESS for black start
  • What design and integration decisions you may face
  • How the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) successfully installed a 30 MW lithium-ion BESS that supports black start capability