energy storage

An assessment of the possible use of community batteries as an alternative to small batteries associated with photovoltaic power plants installed behind the meter

  • Year
  • 2018
  • Client
  • PREdistribuce

The study aimed at the possible use of community batteries as an alternative to small batteries installed together with (rooftop) photovoltaic power plants behind the meter. A discussion on the possible use of flexibility in the low-voltage network for other services was also a part of the outcome. The contents in brief:

Description of the concept of the community battery (legislation, impact on the operation of the distribution network)

Conditions of feasibility for the possible use of the community battery

 Operation simulation and economic model 

Discussions of other relevant battery applications at low-voltage level

Draft plan for a pilot project

The use of a bigger community battery instead of a large number of small installations is of elementary economic logic and might become a common service in the future. Such battery sharing by a group of users in the distribution network would, nonetheless, require legislation adjustments.

Filip Vančura

Project Manager, LEEF Technologies



We are a consultancy company specialising in project development in the fields of energy and transportation. We also carry out market analyses and develop strategies related to implementation of new technologies and innovative business models. Our activities usually take place at the interface between R&D and commercial applications. We have been active on the market since 2010. In recent years we have focused particularly on battery energy storage, electromobility, distributed generation and energy efficiency projects.

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Battery systems and their applications: ancillary services, autonomous generation, peak-shaving etc.

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Development of charging infrastructure, electrification of fleets, advanced charging solutions

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distributed energy

Energy efficiency, new technologies and flexibility of generation and consumption