Where do you get the idea that battery is used in 055's IEP?There was talk later generations of the 055 might have IEP but the first production batch certainly does not.
The main "range advantage" with IEP is that you can throttle down the engines and run on battery mode when you are just moving slowly or staying in the same place. Turbines typically have an optimum operating speed and anything below that means the engine runs suboptimally. That is why for example the 052D destroyers have auxiliary diesel engines. Even the 055 can run with just a couple of turbines to reduce consumption but IEP with batteries would further improve that albeit at much higher construction cost.
Chemical battery is never part of IEP, not in any surface ship proposal of PLAN at least. The energy storage in IEP is to smooth out the power spike, not for running the ship in any length of time (longer than few minutes). The storage is most likely flywheel based due to its higher energy density than battery (even li-on) and safety.
In a full GT IEP ship like 055, you don't throttle down any engines, but shutdown most of them and run the rest in full power. That is how GT is run efficiently.