Project ‘Intelligent Grid-scale Energy Storage System’ (INGRESS) is an innovation and development project by battery technology start-up Brill Power, funded by Innovate UK, through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).
Along with Denchi Group, we are a project partner on Project INGRESS, which aims to develop a business model and concept design for a grid-scale battery energy storage system for Narec Distributed Energy.
The business model for the grid scale battery will compare a conventional battery to one with Brill Power’s innovative Battery Management System (BMS).
Brill Power, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford, has developed a BMS that improves battery system performance with intelligent control technology, resulting in lifetime extensions up to 60%, bringing significant cost and environmental benefit.
“Our work on this scheme focuses on minimising battery cell degradation, which mitigates the need for battery manufacturers to oversize the installed capacity. This reduces the carbon footprint throughout the full life-cycle of the installation.” Anna Ferguson, Power Systems Director.
Brill Power is being supported by a development grant from the BEIS Energy Entrepreneurs Fund and incubation support from WSP, working in partnership with Carbon Limiting Technologies.
Project INGRESS represents a key step in Brill Power’s commercialisation process, namely the assessment of the technical and commercial feasibility of Brill Power’s technology for grid scale energy storage.
It is expected that this feasibility stage of the project will be complete in December 2020, with potentially a second phase to develop the battery itself.