Utility Scale BESS

Battery Energy Storage Systems are emerging as one of the potential solutions to increase flexibility in the electrical power system when variable energy resources such as solar and wind are present.

The increase of variable energy resources requires a smart, safe, and efficient design of low voltage distribution, switching and protection and power conversion systems for BESS. This white paper provides a reference architecture and a suggestion of components to use to achieve that.

What you will learn

1  How to design the system using components that enhance safety and reliability, ease installation and enable remote monitoring of a complete BESS system, from battery racks to grid connection.

2  Add remote operation/switching function using Emax2 switch disconnectors.

 Set up configuration and communication architectures, ready to be interfaced with ABB or third party monitoring platforms or SCADA.

 Optimize energy, operating and maintenance costs at any time and from anywhere using ABB Ability™ Energy and Asset Manager.

Products in this Application


    SACE Tmax T - PV

    The SACE Tmax PV range  proposes molded case circuit-breakers and switch-disconnectors for standard 1100V DC applications, as well as a versatile choice of extended ratings up to 1500V DC.

  • SACE Emax 2 MS/DC-E

    SACE Emax 2 MS/DC-E is the new Air Switch-disconnector at 1500V DC, available with IEC, UL and CCC approvals

  • PCS100 ESS

    ABB's PCS100 ESS converter is a grid connect interface for energy storage systems that allows energy to be stored or accessed exactly when it is required.

  • Arc Guard System™ TVOC-2

    The TVOC-2 Arc Guard System™ provides an unrivaled optical arc flash mitigation device with the fastest reaction time on the market. 

  • ABB Ability™ Energy and Asset Manager

    ABB AbilityTM Energy and Asset Manager is a state-of-the-art cloud solution that integrates energy and asset management in a single intuitive dashboard. 

  • RELION® 615 series

    The Relion 615 series protection relays are a compact and versatile solution for power  distribution in utility and industrial applications. 

Talk to our Expert

Mr. Alessandro Iubini

Global Segment Manager Solar, ESS and Rail