VERBUND uses TWAICE soft­ware for opti­mal oper­a­tion of its sta­tion­ary bat­tery stor­age systems

VERBUND, Aus­tri­a’s lead­ing ener­gy com­pa­ny, uses TWAICE’s analy­sis soft­ware for bat­tery-pow­ered elec­tric­i­ty stor­age appli­ca­tions. The TWAICE Oper­at­ing Strat­e­gy Plan­ner sim­u­lates the impact of dif­fer­ent oper­at­ing strate­gies on bat­tery aging and gives stor­age oper­a­tors an advan­tage in the volatile mar­ket of pow­er gen­er­a­tion and mar­ket­ing. Pre­dict­ing and eval­u­at­ing bat­tery aging through TWAICE’s analy­sis soft­ware also reduces the risk of vio­lat­ing war­ran­ty terms.

Achiev­ing pre­dictabil­i­ty and prof­itabil­i­ty in a dynam­ic but risk-averse mar­ket requires trans­paren­cy across all con­tribut­ing fac­tors. With the help of TWAICE’s holis­tic bat­tery ana­lyt­ics, all play­ers along the ener­gy val­ue chain, i.e. oper­a­tors, plant own­ers and inte­gra­tors of bat­tery stor­age sys­tems, can bet­ter man­age their chal­lenges and opti­mize stor­age design and oper­at­ing strate­gies. The clear­er the view of the exact con­di­tion of the elec­tric­i­ty stor­age sys­tem, its remain­ing life­time and future per­for­mance, the more accu­rate future strate­gies can be developed.

With TWAICE’s Oper­at­ing Strat­e­gy Plan­ner, VERBUND can overview the rel­e­vant KPIs, upload user-defined load pro­files, retrieve pre­de­fined pro­files and export the data result­ing from the analy­ses. This insight into bat­tery aging enables VERBUND to accu­rate­ly esti­mate costs and to choose the most prof­itable oper­at­ing strat­e­gy rather than the one with the high­est sales. The soft­ware also enables VERBUND to con­tin­u­ous­ly mon­i­tor the actu­al bat­tery age­ing and to take coun­ter­mea­sures in good time if the stor­age capac­i­ty or per­for­mance devi­ates from the ideal.

The stress fac­tor analy­sis of the oper­a­tional strat­e­gy plan­ner also pro­vides valu­able insights for the devel­op­ment of next gen­er­a­tion stor­age. With the new evi­dence base, VERBUND achieves greater flex­i­bil­i­ty and eco­nom­ic efficiency.