Bradley Paton, Chief Executive Officer – PowerPlus Energy
Bradley started his 34 year journey in energy storage providing AC and DC power quality and back up solutions in the late 80’s.
During the 90’s trading as Powerplus Solutions, Bradley built a business representing companies providing UPS, DC power systems, surge and lightning protection for 26 years, representing M+H Power (indoctrinated regarding batteries and solar by Mark Scupham and David Petrie), Chloride Power Electronics ( Purchased by Emmerson ), Alpha Power Systems, Alpha Technologies (Cordex), Eaton, Enatel, Critec and Novaris. Bradley specialised in power quality and back up systems for industrial and remote applications.
Early work in 2015 with Lithium Ferro Phosphate batteries manufactured overseas led to Powerplus Energy being formed in 2017 to manufacture modular LFP batteries in Australia. Powerplus Energy is now based in their 4000m2 manufacturing facility in Bayswater Victoria employing 55 staff. Importing high grade LFP cells and using Australian materials, Powerplus Energy has sold 29,000 batteries to Australian and export customers.
Battery Management Systems and Lithium Batteries
A discussion on the role of a battery management systems (BMS) in lithium batteries, looking at the application of managed and self managed BMS’s and the impact on design, application and support for renewable energy storage solutions.
This session will provide a better understanding of how lithium battery systems work and the way that BMS systems integrate with different PCE to be able to design the right solution to match the end users requirements.