Energy storage technologies such as batteries, flywheels, compressed air, thermal, and pumped hydro power would be beneficial to electricity distribution, especially to satisfy customers’ needs during peak demand. Also, energy storage complements renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind, and allows for greater reduction of air pollutants by lowering demand of electricity from the grid. BES will be monitoring storage technology development and assist the State’s effort to advance the adoption of such systems.
Storage technologies are categorized as electrochemical, electromechanical and thermal. Capacity and response time of storage devices vary and several types of storage technologies may be integrated for optimized performance of the system.
An example of Renewable + Storage integration: solar PV and battery pilot project at Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington
STORAGE IN NEW JERSEY
Resiliency • Reliability
Pre-heating or cooling of air and fluids
Uninterrupted power supply
Electrochemical • Electromechanical • Thermal
Chilled Water (tank and aquifer)
Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cells