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|The winter/spring 2015 application is open for energy storage analysis proposals.|
The database is currently open for FAST-Track Proposals.
These should be limited in scope and have strong justification for expedited processing.
Technologies considered for DOE funded third party analysis must provide justification of promising applications to stationary storage applications and a case for why OE support is appropriate for the proposed work. Note that any results obatined during OE supported project may be published in a public report. While this work falls under nonproprietary research, protections of proprietary information is available through non-disclosure aggrements (NDAs). You are invited to submit for considerations. There are two methods by which you may apply. Notice of Federal Business Opportunity 15_432: Third party validation of energy storage technologies for stationary storage applications.
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|DOE FAST-Track Proposals
You must have a strong justification for testing the technology, and why a short testing cycle will yield valuable results to you and the community. if there is not sufficient justification, or there is no current availability, your proposal will automatically be submitted for consideration in the regular proposal cycle.
For fast trask proposal you may submit a request at any time for immediate consideration. Responses to proposals in fast-track will be recieved within five business days. The time required for final determination will vary.
|DOE Standard Proposal|
Applications are evaluated on a bi-annual basis and the number of qualifying proposals are selected as our resources will permit. Selection is based on how promising the technology is for addressing stationary storage needs, as well as the technical limitation on our equipment to the proposed devices.
Applications for analysis at the ESAL will be considered for DC technologies to run under the DOE "Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems" frequency regulation application, along with analysis of performance metrics. This protocol is attached for reference.
The Energy Storage Test Pad has opportunities for grid connected energy storage systems to be analyzed for A: performance of grid support functions, and/or B: safety in the deployment environment. Test articles will be used to validate common test protocols and to develop advanced protocols for the performance and safety of energy storage systems. Battery systems may be required to provide representative cells and or modules for performance and safety analysis in the ESAL prior to system testing. Grid support functions include area regulation, frequency regulation, voltage support and many other automated and commanded operation modes. Performance of these functions will be analyzed using test procedures designed to derive salient metrics. Test procedures will be mutually agreed upon by Sandia and the collaborating partner. Safety will be analyzed using Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA), which will help develop a systematic test program to validate the enforcement of safety constraints. When supplying a proposal for testing services, please provide all requested information from the application packet.
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|WFO Customer Funded Proposals|
If you intend to fund the work carried out with Sandia, please complete and submit the abridged applicabtion form. By providing some preliminary information on what you would like to do it can facilitate discussions and allow us to better determine the expected cost of your activities. This work falls under proprietary research. Please read details below on Sandia's proprietary research.
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