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Architecture for Utility-Scale Multi-Chemistry Battery Energy Storage

by Mitchell T Smith, Michael R Starke, Madhu Sudhan Chinthavali, Leon M Tolbert
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
Publication Date
Page Numbers
5386 to 5392
Conference Name
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE 2019)
Conference Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
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The next generation of utility-scale energy storage will be composed of modular systems and autoconfiguring software. This is key to incorporating battery management systems (BMS) and power electronic converters (PEC) from multiple manufacturers into a cohesive single system. In this paper, an agent-based architecture which supports the integration of numerous BMSs and PECs is proposed. This architecture supports optimization and control of the entire system and can be used in many different energy storage technologies.