Stationary Energy Storage Solutions

Safe and flexible storage systems to address the growing demand for renewables and the need for energy security

Reliable
Secures availability and reliability of energy sources throughout demand cycles
Sustainable
Decarbonized long duration energy storage to support clean energy generation
Affordable
Efficient, long-lasting, no-maintenance solution

Renewable energy is driving massive market growth in battery energy storage

By 2050, solar and wind will represent 69% of grid-connected power generation, according to the DNV Energy Transition Outlook report. As a result, connectivity, storage and demand-response will be critical assets in the decarbonized power system. 

This renewables-powered electrification of the world is driving the explosive growth for energy storage, which includes mobile energy storage for transportation alternatives and stationary energy storage for grid-scale, commercial, industrial, and residential applications.

As the demand for stationary energy storage will continue to grow, the market needs reliable, sustainable and affordable technologies to ensure the flow of electricity is uninterrupted.

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World grid-connected electricity generation by power station type. Electrification is by far the most dynamic element of the energy transition.
graph of world energy connection
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Global cumulative market size. BloombergNEF predicts the market will rise to over 1 TWh by the end of 2030, more than 20 times larger than in 2020.
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Over 40% yearly growth

The stationary energy storage market is predicted to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41% through 2030.

Supplying this market are battery energy storage technologies, which ensure that adequate levels of electrical power are always available, even during spikes in demand or when supply is intermittent. In fact, battery energy storage sales are at an all-time high and continuing to grow.

IEA’s World Energy Investment 2022 report states that investment in battery energy storage is currently experiencing the biggest momentum in the power sector, with capital spending expected to nearly triple in just two years. The majority of the growth is occurring in grid-scale utility deployment, which currently represents more than 70% of total spending. 

Why stationary energy storage?

The world is rapidly moving to renewable sources of energy, especially solar and wind power. But when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow, the need for a steady and reliable form of energy remains.

To provide power during those times when renewable energy supplies are low, the market is seeking highly-reliable battery energy storage systems (BESS) to meet their energy needs. Stationary energy storage solutions help balance supply and demand requirements by capturing the electricity generated from renewables, and then safely discharging it when needed. This stabilizes the grid and reduces the risk of unexpected outages.

production vs connection curve production vs connection curve with battery storage
Solar power production vs consumption: The graph shows the daily solar generation cycle and the daily energy demand with two clear peaks, forming what is known as a ‘duck curve.’ Solar power production vs consumption plus battery storage: BESS helps to flatten the duck curve by discharging power at the time of the day when it is most needed, thus balancing energy supply and demand.

A breakthrough in battery storage technology

Thanks to breakthrough materials science research at Stanford University, the stationary energy storage market is undergoing a dramatic transformation—one that involves taking a proven technology that has been used in space for more than three decades—and repurposing it to create a storage technology that can be used on Earth.

Nickel-hydrogen electrochemistry, given its durability and reliability, was the battery technology of choice by NASA. It has been used in extreme conditions during numerous space mission applications, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.

inside of a Nickle battery
EnerVenue’s nickel-hydrogen battery technology makes a breakthrough in catalyst design to allow introduction of this durable and reliable technology to the mass market. The technology uses a highly reversible redox reaction ensuring no net consumption during round trip charge/discharge reactions. This enables the batteries to remain maintenance free throughout their installation life.
inside of a Nickle battery
hubble telescope
This article from NASA explains how nickel-hydrogen battery technology powered the Hubble Space Telescope.

Nickel-hydrogen batteries: Ample attributes

Nickelhydrogen battery technology offers many compelling advantages over other technologies.

Affordability

It is maintenance-free, with minimal OPEX. There is no need for augmentation due to minimal degradation.

Durability

It has a proven, 30-year lifespan, based on up to 3 cycles per day and 30,000 total cycles.

Reliability

It ensures power is available, anytime and anywhere, to ensure uninterrupted supply.

Recyclability

The nickel-hydrogen batteries are 99% recyclable.

Flexibility

It accommodates multiple use cases per day; and since it can cycle multiple times, several use cases can be combined daily.

Safety

It has no risk of fire or thermal runaway, with no need for HVAC or fire suppression systems.

Furthermore, this battery technology is ideal for any high- or low-temperature exposure, ensuring a safe and secure performance.

Should you require more detailed specifications, please contact us.

Schlumberger and EnerVenue

Schlumberger Stationary Energy Storage Solutions offers front-of-the-meter (FTM) and behind-the-meter (BTM) customers the best long-duration battery energy storage system (BESS), accelerating their journey to achieve net zero.

Our international footprint, together with best in class technology and talent, ideally positions us to scale up EnerVenue’s nickel hydrogen technology in international markets, reinforcing our focus on sustainability and energy transition.

Schlumberger BESS is powered by EnerVenue technology.
Schlumberger New Energy Enters into Agreement with EnerVenue for Metal-Hydrogen Stationary Energy Storage Solutions This strategic partnership provides Schlumberger with access to the fast-growing stationary energy storage solutions market through differentiated technology.
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Energy stations

The EnerVenue batteries can cycle multiple times a day, operate in ambient temperatures from -10°C to 45°C—for a 30-year+ lifespan, with around 30,000 cycles, without degradation; and at charge and discharge rates ranging from C/2 to C/10+. Storage duration sweet spot is between 2 and 12 hours.

The EnerStation battery system is comprised of three strings of 153 modules, connected in parallel. Each module includes a set of 4 battery cells, which slide into a rack. This design allows each EnerStation to operate in the 675-1,500 volts DC range, with a total capacity of 440 kWh. After efficiency losses such as fans and the battery management system, the total usable capacity is 356 kWh. 

Each battery system is made up of many individual cells packaged into a container, housing a battery management system. This simple compact design allows easy shipment to the deployment location and simple installation on arrival, saving time and expense in setting up.

infograph on different uses for Stationary Energy Storage units
Schlumberger’s BESS technology can address numerous use cases and applications, including those related to power generation support, grid support, consumption optimization and availability safeguard.
infograph on different uses for Stationary Energy Storage units

Schlumberger will continue scaling disruptive technologies and leveraging our global footprint and expertise to develop and expand our energy storage offering. We aim to provide an end-to-end stationary energy storage solution to customers and successfully address their needs.

 

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