Energy Storage Systems

Leverage your storage asset’s true capacity.

Know exactly how much energy is available in your battery storage systems and effectively monitor for risks with Zitara.

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What is an energy storage system?

An Energy Storage System (ESS) is a technology that stores energy during periods of excess production and releases it when demand is high. ESS plays a crucial role in enhancing grid stability, integrating renewable energy sources, and ensuring a reliable and resilient power grid.

Industry Challenges facing Utilities, IPPs, and Operators.

Batteries are complicated, and it's hard to know what to ask when investing in a new asset.

Factors like cell choice, environmental controls, and operating limits all impact the performance and longevity of your asset. Without a team of battery experts, knowing what to ask your OEMs and integrators is challenging.

Your onboard battery management system starts out wrong and gets worse over time.

Your system’s available energy is a more complex calculation than the state of charge. Even worse, a three-year-old battery is a different battery than it was on day one. Your built-in battery management system doesn’t adequately account for degradation, compounding errors over time.

Surprise shutdowns are avoidable, but not with data from a typical battery management system.

Unknown energy availability, cell imbalances, and thermal issues are some of the root causes of surprise shutdowns. Most assets come with fixed safety limits that don't account for these dynamic conditions. These assets fail to alert early enough, causing avoidable shutdowns.

We know your batteries, so we can tell you exactly what they’re capable of.

Zitara creates a digital twin of your asset that factors in age, chemistry, and location of each cell within your battery system. Using predictive modeling with your system’s existing sensors, we know exactly how much energy you can dispatch at any moment.

Take the guesswork out of battery procurement.

Zitara translates your requirements into simulations that show the capabilities of your system so you can design for years of reliable operation. All without having to staff a team of in-house battery experts.

See your asset’s true energy availability for the first time.

Knowing your system’s dispatchable power enables your team to make timely and strategic decisions to operate profitably. 

Ensure your system runs reliably.

Zitara’s software integrates with your existing battery management system to give you accurate data and service alerts about overheating, cell imbalances, and energy availability.

Identify risks before they become catastrophes.

Avoid costly incidents with dynamic safety limits and service alerts that flag balance-of-system issues like water damage or HVAC failure.

Work with more than one OEM.

Zitara’s software adapts to every manufacturer, so you can confidently compare assets and trust the data is adjusted for inconsistencies across different manufacturers and components.

Enable continuous balancing.

Zitara’s software monitors the State of Charge of every cell in your system, allowing you to continuously balance with confidence. Eliminate costly balancing down-time and unlock the full capacity of your asset on each and every cycle.

Zitara Live

Augment your vendor-provided battery management system with Zitara Live: Essential battery management algorithms embedded on your device or in the cloud.

Energy and power availability monitoring

Precise, validated dispatchable power readings.

Asset health monitoring

Track state of health across every cell and module in your asset.

Predictive safety alerts

Detect abnormal behavior long before a potential safety incident occurs.

Compatibility across battery chemistries

Accuracy improvements across even the trickiest of chemistries like LFP.

Signal Performance Warranty and SLA

Validated algorithms and optional service-level agreements to help ensure asset performance.

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If you have assets in the field that aren't behaving as expected, talk to us about Zitara SmartScan.

SmartScan delivers an audit that gives you a direct view into how well your system performs in real-world scenarios and reveals specific deficiencies in your system. With your SmartScan results you can confidently work with your vendors and integrators to correct any problems and efficiently plan for upgrades or augmentation.

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How do Energy Storage Systems work?

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) work by storing excess energy during periods of low demand and releasing it when demand is high or during power outages. This is achieved through various technologies, such as batteries, pumped hydro storage, or thermal storage, which store energy in different forms and convert it back to electricity when needed.

What is the difference between energy storage and battery storage?

Energy storage is a broader term encompassing various technologies that store energy, including mechanical, thermal, and chemical methods. Battery storage specifically refers to the use of rechargeable batteries as a form of energy storage, utilizing chemical reactions to store and release electrical energy.

How does Zitara help Energy Storage Systems?

Zitara Live runs directly on Battery Energy Storage Systems, constantly monitoring all the battery sensor signals and putting this data to work to help you understand how your battery is operating. By engaging directly with your asset, Zitara delivers actionable insights for day-to-day operations, eliminating the dependency on a network connection.