How Safe & Secure are Battery Energy Storage Systems?
What are the challenges in ensuring the growing Battery Energy Storage technologies remain exciting and advantageous, but also remain 'Safe & Secure' by using internationally recognised standards written to ensure the safety and cyber-security of the systems we depend on?
As our Electricity Grid Systems continue to evolve with the integration of advanced Hardware, Software and Communication technologies into the overall system, we see the rapidly advancing efforts of competitive research & development (R&D) playing a key role in the intelligent operation of today’s infrastructure.
As the urgent need to deploy technologies like Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) evolves, the resulting excitement must not blind us to the need to keep a focus on safety & security at the forefront of all the grid infrastructure deployments today.
And as we move towards a fully digitised grid, from the intelligence sitting behind assets on site to the monitoring and control capabilities of our Control Rooms, it should come as no surprise that there is an overlap between safety-related system requirements and cyber-security.
This paper discusses and embarks on the challenges to ensure the growing Battery Energy Storage technologies remain exciting and advantageous, but that they also remain ‘Safe & Secure’ by using internationally recognised standards written to ensure the safety and cyber-security of the systems we depend on.