UKESTO

UKESTO Logo

Database Entries

This section contains experimental data for tests on different energy storage systems (ESS) across the MANIFEST consortium. As we complete further tests over the coming months, we will log data from operational runs of the ESS here. We will capture and store data with sufficient granularity to provide data for research outputs, incorporating data into systems analyses and reliably informing industry on energy storage characteristics and performance.

UKESTO’s founding members endeavour to provide open access data on energy storage assets. We envisage receiving different datasets from industrial partner demonstrations, meaning that further security measures are required before access can be granted.

EPSRC Manifest Energy Storage System (ESS) Efficiency Test, Newcastle University

Authors: Thomas John, Research Associate, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK, Charalampos Patsios, Senior Lecturer in Power Systems, Newcastle University, UK

Description

In this experiment the efficiency of an emulated Energy Storage System (ESS) is measured in the Smart Grid laboratory at Newcastle University. Real-time simulation is carried out using a TRIPHASE real-time simulator to model the ESS network, allowing the laboratory hardware to operate as though it is coupled to a real distribution-scale network. The ESS emulator was used to represent the characteristics of three Li-ion battery banks with nominal voltage, power and energy ratings as follows: (i) 200V 1kW 1kWh, (ii) 400V 5kW 5kWh, and (iii) 400V 10kW 10kWh.

The data were collected as part of an experiment within the MANIFEST project to study the efficiency of an emulated supercapacitor using the Smart Grid Laboratory at Newcastle University, UK.
The EPSRC funded Multi-scale ANalysis for Facilities for Energy STorage (Manifest) Project (EP/N032888/1) aimed to study and investigate the capabilities of energy storage systems installed in UK Universities.

EPSRC Manifest Supercapacitor System Efficiency Test, Newcastle University

Authors: Thomas John, Research Associate, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK, Charalampos Patsios, Senior Lecturer in Power Systems, Newcastle University, UK

Description

The experiments were conducted using an Energy Storage System (ESS) in the Smart Grid laboratory at Newcastle University, that includes transformers and converters interfacing to the grid, and various energy storage assets. They tested the efficiency of the system components, including the supercapacitor bank and associated power converters. Tests were performed to control the supercapacitor power steps, while measuring power at the terminals of each system component. Efficiencies of the system components for various initial values of supercapacitor state of charge (SoC) are presented in the data files and accompanying report.

The data were collected as part of an experiment within the MANIFEST project to demonstrate the efficiency of the supercapacitor energy storage system and associated power converters in the Smart Grid Laboratory at Newcastle University, UK.
The EPSRC funded Multi-scale ANalysis for Facilities for Energy STorage (Manifest) Project (EP/N032888/1) aimed to study and investigate the capabilities of energy storage systems installed in UK Universities.

EPSRC Manifest Energy Storage System (ESS) Calibration Test, Newcastle University

Authors: Thomas John, Research Associate, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK, Charalampos Patsios, Senior Lecturer in Power Systems, Newcastle University, UK

Description

The experiments were conducted using an Energy Storage System (ESS) in the Smart Grid laboratory at Newcastle University that includes transformers and converters interfacing to the grid, and various energy storage assets. The aim was to demonstrate the control of power flows between the grid and a 90kW / 2kWh supercapacitor bank. Tests were performed to control real power steps (short duration / high power, and long duration / low power) and reactive power steps of the grid-coupled converter. The corresponding power time-series at the supercapacitor bank terminals and the State of Charge (SoC) were recorded and plotted in the accompanying report.

The data were collected as part of an experiment within the MANIFEST project to demonstrate control operations of an ESS using the Smart Grid Laboratory at Newcastle University, UK.
The EPSRC funded Multi-scale ANalysis for Facilities for Energy STorage (Manifest) Project (EP/N032888/1) aimed to study and investigate the capabilities of energy storage systems installed in UK Universities.

EPSRC Manifest Energy Storage System (ESS) Latency Test, Newcastle University

Authors: Thomas John, Research Associate, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK, Charalampos Patsios, Senior Lecturer in Power Systems, Newcastle University, UK

Description

In this experiment the response time of an Energy Storage System (ESS) was measured in the Smart Grid laboratory at Newcastle University. Real-time simulation was carried out using a TRIPHASE real-time simulator to model the ESS network, allowing the laboratory hardware to operate as though it is coupled to a real distribution-scale network. The ESS emulator was used to represent the characteristics of a Li-Ion battery with a single string of 50 series cells, each with a nominal voltage of 4 V and a capacity of 200 Ah; these parameters were selected in order to set the nominal voltage, power and energy ratings of the ESS to 200 V, 20 kW and 40 kWh respectively.

The data were collected as part of an experiment within the MANIFEST project to study the response time of an ESS using the Smart Grid Laboratory at Newcastle University, UK.The EPSRC funded Multi-scale ANalysis for Facilities for Energy STorage (Manifest) Project (EP/N032888/1) aimed to study and investigate the capabilities of energy storage systems installed in UK Universities.

Real and Reactive Power Profiles Intended for Calibration of Energy Storage Systems

Authors: Shahab Nejad – The University of Sheffield, Dan Gladwin – The University of Sheffield

Description

This data represents a set of real and reactive power profiles intended for calibration of multi-scale energy storage systems (ESS) within the EPSRC-funded MANIFEST project. The aim of these tests was to generate a set of comparable datasets using the diversified Energy Storage Systems procured and operated by MANIFEST partners. Herein, a description of the test regimes and data formatting, as carried out by the University of Sheffield (TUoS) is presented.

Real and Reactive Power Profiles Intended for Calibration of Energy Storage Systems

Authors: Alessandro Massi Pavan – The University of Manchester, Rebecca Todd – The University of Manchester

Description

This data represents a set of real and reactive power profiles intended for calibration of multi-scale energy storage systems (ESS) within the EPSRC-funded MANIFEST project. The aim of these tests was to generate a set of comparable datasets using the diversified Energy Storage Systems procured and operated by MANIFEST partners. Herein, a description of the test regimes and data formatting, as carried out by The University of Manchester (TUoM), is presented.