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This paper will explain:

The energy storage industry is at a transition point.

As market growth accelerates, an increasing number of stakeholders are managing large fleets of batteries for the first time. Plus, subspecialty vendors are scaling to help owners get greater value from these batteries. As with most shifts in maturing markets, however, growing pains are common. With batteries, operational complexity due to electro-chemical considerations, coupled with the challenge of managing outliers among millions of batteries in growing portfolios — sometimes result in incidents, unplanned expenses, and lost revenue.

The management challenge, for both experienced hands and newcomers alike, is about achieving the desired outcomes of BESS while controlling for the range of operating risks. With large-scale storage, operational risks arrive from many angles: outliers in battery cell quality; errors in system installation; faulty state estimations among Battery Management Systems (BMS); and a lack of best practices.

As the industry matures, it is becoming clear that deep insights from battery data result in safer and more profitable systems.  

Data plays a critical role

Batteries generate high volumes of data; the information it contains can be tremendously valuable when modern software is applied. Within every BESS, the BMS ensures that the batteries operate within certain operational bounds. This simple logic chip continuously governs voltage, current, and temperature. Every day, the BMS creates thousands and thousands of data points for each individual battery.


While BMSs have limitations, the data hold a significance extending well beyond basic onsite purposes. By combining BMS data with cutting-edge analytics techniques that leverage the power of the cloud, a comprehensive understanding of the battery's health and internal processes can be attained. A hybrid approach of physics-based models...

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At just 30 years old, Matt Besch had already amassed an impressive resume: he was an editor for a national magazine, steered media campaigns for a Super Bowl-winning football team, and even navigated a boat across the Atlantic Ocean. Inspired by these diverse adventures, Matt embarked on a new journey by founding a creative-driven advertising agency. Over five years, he led the company to triple-digit sales growth before eventually selling it in 2012.

For the past decade, Matt has been a pivotal figure in the energy sector, shaping marketing strategies for startups as well as billion-dollar conglomerates. Today, he serves as the Vice President of Marketing at ACCURE Battery Intelligence. Outside of the office, you'll often find Matt challenging himself in marathons or rooting for his kids on the soccer pitch.

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ACCURE helps companies reduce risk, improve performance, and maximize the business value of battery energy storage. Our predictive analytics solution simplifies the complexity of battery data to make batteries safer, more reliable, and more sustainable. By combining cutting-edge artificial intelligence with deep expert knowledge of batteries, we bring a new level of clarity to energy storage.  Today, we support customers worldwide, helping optimize the performance and safety of their battery systems. Visit us at accure.net.