Several technologies can be used to create energy on the electricity transmission and distribution grid.
Electricity generated during peak hours by releasing, with storage playing a crucial role in modernizing the grid and incorporating renewable generation the industry is rapidly expanding, with new innovations entering the energy markets.
Energy storage systems can provide benefits to grid operations on three basic timescales: daily, hourly/sub-hourly, and seconds-minutes.
A Hydra-Pak could provide two separate storage functions; low pressure bulk hydrogen and high-grade heat storage. Each storage solution has different strengths relative to these timescales.
Daily applications include providing firm capacity reserves and system-wide peak shaving when demand is high. On the timescale of tens of minutes to a few hours, energy storage can help with load balancing (smoothing) and peak shaving, for example, to help smooth and firm the output of variable renewable power generation from wind and solar. Over timeframes of seconds to minutes, energy storage can help with frequency regulation, voltage support and reactive power.