IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2015-2016

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for Grid Applications - Example Installations, Modeling and Simulations

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Martin Bishop and Xiaokang Xu

S&C Electric

About the Topic

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are applied to serve a variety of functions in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy, as well as providing end-energy user benefits. A BESS can perform active and reactive power control, voltage support and frequency regulation, renewable energy smoothing, peak shaving, demand reduction, support for islanding operations, etc. for transmission systems. Systems have also been applied for reliability improvement as an alternative to more costly line upgrade projects. The presentation will present an overview of energy storage technologies with example applications of operating systems designed, built and installed by S&C Electric. It will also include a discussion of modeling BESS applications using generic models under development through the WECC to allow more detailed performance evaluation of BESS response to steady state and dynamic system events.

About the Speakers

Xiaokang Xu (M'92, SM'00) has been with S&C Electric Company since 2011 as a principal engineer. Prior to that, he worked for China Electric Power Research Institute, Ontario Hydro, CAE Electronics Ltd, and Power Technologies Inc. (PTI and now Siemens PTI) as a research engineer, a system planning engineer, an application software engineer and a consulting engineer respectively. He is a graduate of the Southeast University, the Graduate School of China EPRI and the University of Western Ontario from which he holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Xu is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Martin Bishop (M'78, SM'85) is presently the Senior Manager of the Global Strategic Studies group at S&C Electric Company. His primary responsibilities include business development for reactive compensation systems and large energy storage applications using S&C inverter based products. Prior to S&C, Marty worked for approximately 20 years in the Systems Engineering department at Cooper Power Systems where he supervised a group that performed industrial studies, power quality measurements and designed filter systems for large industrial plants. He also participated in the design and development of new relay protection systems using Rogowski Coil current sensors. He started his career with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh in the Advanced Systems Technology organization. He has a BS and ME in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Location       Time  
Sargent & Lundy, 24th floor Conference Room   11:30 AM   Social
55 East Monroe St   11:45 AM   Lunch (optional)
(Enter from Monroe or Adams, near Wabash)   12:00 PM   Presentation
Chicago, IL 60603   1:00 PM   Adjourn


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 7 Dec 2015 via the Online Reservation Form.

Directions to Luncheon Location

You can reach the 24th floor of 55 East Monroe Street from the South (Adams Street entrance) elevator bank only.

Please bring your lunch with you. If you would like to purchase lunch, then the Under 55 dining room, in the basement on the North end of the building, is recommended.

Take the elevator to 24 and sign in with the Sargent & Lundy Receptionist. Please note that food is only permitted in the Hospitality Area outside the Conference Room. Food is not permitted in the Conference Room.

As you sign in, you may request a Discount Parking coupon. When you depart, you must pay for parking at the Automated Pay Station in the Parking Garage elevator lobby on the floor where you parked. First insert the parking ticket, then insert the discount coupon, then make payment. If you pay at the Garage Exit, then the discount is NOT available. With the discount, parking is $18, without $40.

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