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What Is Battery Storage and How Can It Help Renewable Energy Integration?


Many landowners are being approached about a battery storage lease on their property. A common we get asked is, how do these battery storage projects work? A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is new-age technology that stores harvested electrical energy in batteries for later use. Battery energy storage systems allow for energy to be stored when it is generated and used when necessary. These systems can offer many advantages such as enhanced grid reliability, increased utilization of renewable energy sources, and improved power quality. Let’s take a deeper look at just how effective BESS can be in the transition towards renewable energy alternatives.

Enhanced Grid Reliability

One of the most notable benefits of Battery Energy Storage Systems is their relation to the grid and potential to enhance its reliability. Since BESS stores harvested energy, it has the ability to quickly respond to grid fluctuations in order to maintain a stable electricity supply. On top of this BESS can help in maintaining proper voltage levels, leading to slower depreciation and more efficient operation of electrical equipment. Lastly, during grid failures Battery Energy Storage Systems can work as backup power sources to combat the risk of blackouts or length to which they last.

Increased Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

Another key benefit of BESS is its inherent push towards more widespread utilization of renewable energy sources. Battery Energy Storage Systems can support increased utilization of renewable energy sources through intermittency mitigation. The specific process of intermittency mitigation involves storing energy during peak production hours and supplying energy during periods of low production. Specific renewable energy types such as solar and wind energy can benefit greatly from intermittency mitigation as their energy production can be unpredictable as it is often dependent on the weather or time of day. With BESS, the fluctuations in energy from solar and wind projects can be minimized, leading to a more consistent energy supply and increased adoption of the technology.

Improved Power Quality

Aside from voltage regulation and frequency regulation (as touched on earlier), BESS can improve power quality in various other ways. Harmonic filtering, or noise reduction throughout the power distribution process is another way in which Battery Energy Storage Systems can work to improve power quality. On top of this, when utilizing BESS’s the quality of electrical waveforms can be improved leading to less wear and tear on transmission equipment. Another way in which BESS can improve power quality is through Uninterrupted Power Supply or UPS. By providing an Uninterrupted Power Supply whenever necessary, Battery Energy Storage Systems can optimize power output as well as regulate vulnerabilities during hours of high consumption.

Overall Battery Energy Storage Systems present a unique opportunity to store power generated from renewable sources. With more widespread adoption of the technology, BESS can change the way we think about energy storage as well as improve power quality and reliability.


Please reach out to us at Renewable Land if you have a battery storage lease you are interested in selling or if you have been approached about leasing your property to a renewable energy project and have questions. 

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