A grid-forming battery is a type of energy storage system
that is designed to provide backup power during power outages and help
integrate renewable energy sources into the grid.
Unlike traditional grid-tied battery systems that are designed to
operate in conjunction with the grid and rely on the grid to maintain
their voltage and frequency, grid-forming batteries are able to operate
independently and can actually create a microgrid when the grid goes down.
These batteries are able to “form” the grid by regulating voltage and
frequency, which is important for ensuring that the power supplied to
the microgrid is stable and reliable. They also typically have higher
power output capacities than traditional grid-tied batteries, making
them well-suited for powering larger loads during outages.
Overall, grid-forming residential batteries are an important technology
for increasing the resilience and reliability of our power grid, while
also enabling more widespread adoption of renewable energy sources.