A special committee assembled by the energy ministry to deliver a plan, by May 15, tackling energy storage licensing and operation issues, is working on revising an existing framework to facilitate, and make financially beneficial, battery system installations at homes, businesses and industrial facilities, energypress sources have informed.
The existing framework, particularly restrictive and, as a result, subduing related investments, limits energy storage system installations to 30 KW and permits usage to roof-mounted PV panels for self-production.
The ministry’s special committee, which has been working intensively for more than two months, is striving to make revisions that would broaden the usage of energy storage systems, the sources noted.
Energy storage system installations are expected to be permitted regardless of whether respective consumers have installed RES systems. This promises to enable battery charging through the network for utilization of stored energy at times chosen by consumers.
The use of energy storage systems is nowadays widely acknowledged as an important contributing factor for support of electricity networks and prevention of grid instability issues, especially during hours when PVs are disconnected as a result of a lack of sunlight.