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Design and Construction Challenges in Indoor BTM Li+ Battery Energy Storage System Projects


This is an ongoing project of designing and installing 144 kW Li+ battery energy storage system in an existing, master-metered, multi-family apartment building in Con Edison service territory with support from NYSERDA’s ETAC program. The project team undertook a highly data-driven approach to optimize the battery storage system size/capacity, conduct solar PV feasibility, design safety features way above AHJ requirements, and develop battery dispatch logic to address multiple value streams in addition to demand shaving. The presenter shall address challenges associated with the construction of an indoor battery energy storage system in an interactive presentation.
In an engaging way, the presentation shall make a concerted effort in the direction of developing a realistic program model for indoor placement of Li+ battery energy storage system specifically addressing; building design, electrical layout, data requirements, safety features, space requirements, and site logistics. Additionally, the “full stack value” of garnering utility peak demand reductions, supply ICAP tag value reduction and generating revenue from NYISO DR and Con Edison’s DR program shall be elaborated.


Abhay Ambati
SVP Technology Services
Logical Buildings

Abhay Ambati, currently works as Senior VP of Technology Services at Logical Buildings. He has over a decade of experience working on 500+ commercial buildings in the United States. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology’s Architecture program, a graduate of New York University, with professional certifications in Occupant Wellness, Green Buildings, Building Energy Analysis, Building Energy Auditing, Wireless Protocols, and Project Management. He regularly participates in discussions with grid operators (PJM Interconnection, NY-ISO, etc.), state energy research bodies (NYSERDA, Mass Save), sustainability organizations (USGBC, BPI, Advanced Energy Group, ULI), tech bodies (NY-BEST, CWNP, CTA, etc.) and electric distribution companies nationwide. He can be reached at, on Twitter handle @aka251, or on LinkedIn -