Storage in the Cloud? Business Models for Distributed Batteries
Many battery storage projects relied on frequency stabilisation in recent years. This revenue source collapsed and can only be seen as part of a revenue strategy. Therefore, battery storage systems have to fulfill several and primarily local business cases. Jost Broichmann, whos team developed a battery storage station like a transformer station, will present ideas and solutions for aggregating distributed storage, new frequency reserve products and local grid services.
Jost Broichmann completed his studies in environmental/process engineering and marketing. He specialized in logistics and energy management. After working in the Port of Hamburg (for Nordstream Pipeline, among others), he joined the Schwerin-based eco-energy provider WEMAG in 2009 and has held various positions in project development, innovation, PR and sales. The utility, which was recommunalized in 2010, develops business fields and innovative solutions for electricity storage or electromobility. In 2014, WEMAG commissioned Europe's first commercial 5 MW battery storage facility, which was expanded to 10 MW in 2016. With the 1 MW WEMAG battery station developed in-house, the company is pushing ahead with the installation of storage facilities in the distribution network. Jost Broichmann is also Managing Director of Plasti Dip Europe GmbH, a plastics producer for the insulation of electrical components and sensors.