Energy Storage Commissioning Support and Certification

Fractal provides expert guidance and oversight for the commissioning of energy storage systems to include construction, installation, pre-commissioning, and commissioning/performance testing.

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Construction Oversight

  • Walkthrough of final construction and installation of all ESS related infrastructure and equipment
  • Review Major System Components to Include: Battery, PCS, LV Transformer, MV Transformer, Switchgear
  • Review ESS and Outdoor Breaker Design Specifications
  • Review Compatibility and Completeness of Major Systems for Intended Service
  • Review Site Layout, Mechanical and Electrical Design
  • Review Performance Specifications
  • Review Safety and Hazards

Site Acceptance Testing and Energization

Fractal verifies that SAT for the ESS is performed in accordance with the site commissioning plan and meets or exceeds all industry standards.

Demo Safety, Operations and Control Functionality Witness and Review Test Procedures
  • Equipment Verifications
  • Protective Device Verifications
  • Communication Verifications
  • System Startup / Shutdown
  • Fault Verifications
  • Functional Control Verifications
  • Battery Testing
  • PCS Testing
  • HV Transformer Testing
  • MV Transformer Testing
  • Switchgear Testing
  • Outdoor Breaker Testing

Pre-Commissioning Review

  • Perform a third-party walk-through and inspection of all installed equipment listed in the Site Acceptance Test Plan
  • Review contractor’s installation report
  • Evaluate the systems’ abilities to meet the operating and technical requirements of the applicable operating agreements
  • Identify areas of concern

Commissioning and Performance Testing

  • Attend, witness and certify the commissioning process and performance tests to verify the ESS performance and capabilities meet technical requirements
  • Review unit and component start up test results to verify the ESS was assembled correctly
  • Review and verify system design and performance compliance
  • Confirm that all performance tests were conducted and meet the specifications of the Contractor Agreement and performance test standards
  • Provide a signed completion certificate confirming successful completion of the performance tests and achievement of commercial operations