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DOE/OE Energy Storage Peer Review 2018

Register now for the 2018 Energy Storage Peer Review conference on September 25–27, 2018, at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories, this conference will explore energy storage activities supported by DOE/OE.

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Review Energy Storage Webinars on Resilience

It’s now possible to review the recordings and presentations from the first two webinars in a series sponsored by the DOE Energy Storage Program through Sandia National Laboratories, and facilitated by Strategen Consulting. These presentations examine applications, technologies, and deployment of energy storage to enhance grid resilience. The next webinar, Energy Storage as a Wholesale Market Participant: Rules, Barriers and Opportunities, will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern.

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Control System for Active Damping of Inter-Area Oscillations Wins 2017 R&D 100 Award

Today, electric power grids operate well below transmission capacity to avoid widespread outages due to inter-area oscillations. This new control system, funded by DOE OE and Bonneville Power Administration and developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Montana Tech, improves electric power grid reliability by continuously damping inter-area oscillations, allowing greater power transfer. This control system is the first successful grid demonstration of feedback control, making it a game changer in efforts to transform the existing grid into the future smart grid.

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ESS Safety Working Group Website

As a result of the 2017 ESS Safety Forum, the energy storage safety working group has created a website intended to foster the collaboration of stakeholders that can impact ESS safety. It is focused on being a repository for information and resources on best practices to manage risk in energy storage installations. It also serves as a collaboration space for the many ongoing activities aimed at developing and codifying these practices.

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EPB Energizes Flow Battery in Support of National Grid Modernization Efforts

EPB has energized a 100kW/400kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery as part of a national research effort to explore the best use of cutting edge technologies that could be implemented across the United States to modernize the power grid. EPB’s project constitutes a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The battery system for the project is provided by UniEnergy Technologies (UET), a U.S. manufacturer.

DOE's Office of Electricity Discusses ESS

Michael Pesin and Imre Gyuk of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability discuss the state of research and implementation in energy storage technologies.

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Energy Storage Database

The DOE Global Energy Storage Database is the go-to source for unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date information on energy-storage projects and policies. The database is publicly accessible and simple to use, providing an open-access resource for detailed energy-storage project and policy information, and allowing users to contribute data through a third-party vetting process.

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The ESS Mission

The goal of the ESS program is to develop advanced energy storage technologies and systems, in collaboration with industry, academia, and government institutions that will increase the reliability, performance, and competitiveness of electricity generation and transmission in the electric grid and in standalone systems.

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