The renewable energy industry is demanding BESS. And it’s no wonder. You know the tech and it’s crucial impact.

But how do you: 1. Stay competitive, and 2. Attract the best BESS candidates who align with your mission and are eager to work for YOU?

Competition for resources and tech innovation for durable and long-lasting projects has increased.

In my conversations with BESS professionals, I’m learning that amid the rush to stabilise grids there are overlooked advantages companies must embrace to stay on top.

Essentially, there are unprecedented opportunities in the market for prime candidates to fill critical cracks in BESS technology and implementation.

Here are 3 strategies you can’t ignore for BESS success.

1. Embrace BESS Safety as a Secure Foundation for growth

Do you remember those 2023 battery fire headlines?

With the average BESS fire incident costing approximately USD 1.8 million safety mustn’t be an afterthought!

Data-driven safety is your razor-sharp edge:
  • Continuous monitoring: Imagine advanced systems that predict potential issues before they impact operations, minimizing downtime and maximizing ROI.
  • Operational excellence: Attract talent skilled in BESS lifecycle management, from commissioning to end-of-life, ensuring peak performance and extended asset life.
  • A cultural shift: Embed safety in every aspect of your BESS operations, not just a compliance box. Attract and retain top talent who prioritise sustainable and responsible practices.
2. Let’s think Beyond Lithium

Lithium-ion has dominated the BESS sector but 2024 brings exciting options to diversify your offerings and stamp your claim in the market and build better ROI.

  • Sodium-ion: poised to revolutionise industrial processes and grid management. It’s cost-effective and ideal for long-duration storage. This tech is still under early development and not yet widely commercially available but the key is to keep tabs on its development and make the right calls at the right time.
  • Solid-state: The ultimate in safety and performance, solid-state batteries hold immense potential, replacing the traditional liquid electrolyte found in lithium-ion batteries with a solid-state electrolyte. Although in early stages and expensive, keep an eye on this tech! It gives higher energy density, faster charging times, longer lifespan, enhanced safety. By eliminating the flammable liquid electrolyte, solid-state batteries mitigate the risk of thermal runaway and improve the overall stability of the battery system.
3. Revenue Stacking: Become a Multitasking Marvel

BESS are no longer just one-trick ponies. They’re becoming multitasking marvels, generating high income through various market services that must be kept operational:

  • Peak shaving: Lower energy demands during peak hours, reducing costs and contributing to grid stability.
  • Load shifting: Move energy usage to off-peak times for significant cost savings.
  • Frequency regulation: Maintain grid stability by balancing supply and demand, earning valuable ancillary revenue.
  • Black start services: Restore power after outages, ensuring business continuity and community resilience.

This approach does come with increased complexity and requires skilled professionals to manage different revenue streams effectively.

This demands sophisticated control systems, market expertise, and deep understanding of battery degradation. We’ll help you find specialists in control systems engineering, energy market analysis, and battery data science to maximize your BESS potential.

Are You Ready to Lead the BESS Charge?

We’re helping BESS operations in companies like yours to:

  • Attract top BESS talent: Our vast industry network promptly connects you with the industry’s finest. We ensure you have the right talent to drive innovation and growth.
  • Stay ahead of the curve: Our industry experts provide invaluable insights into the latest trends and help you identify the talent you need to stay competitive.
  • Build a high-performance BESS team: We’ll tailor your recruitment strategy to attract the perfect mix of skills, experience and cultural fit to ensure you land motivated employees for project success.

By working with you, we can help you overcome the talent crunch and build high-performing BESS teams that drive innovation and growth. We believe in the power of collaboration, and together, we can ensure the BESS sector has the talent it needs to lead the clean energy revolution.

Do you need recruitment support?

Contact us today to optimise your recruitment strategy!

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