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2013 Electricity Storage Handbook Released

Post • The DOE/EPRI 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA (PDF, 12 mb) has been released and is available for download. It was jointly authored by the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories, Electric Power Research Institute, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and AECOM Technical Services, Inc. The Electricity Storage Handbook is...

2016 NAATBatt Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service to Dr. Imre Gyuk

Post • The NAATBatt International Board of Directors will present the 2016 NAATBatt Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service to Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Office of Electricity (DOE OE) Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Prof. Detchko Pavlov at the NAATBatt 2016 Annual Meeting...

App assesses value of energy storage

Post • A new Sandia software, called Quest, can help utility companies and corporate project developers assess how much money adding an energy storage system will save them. The QuESt news release “Sandia app assesses value of energy storage for businesses, utilities” was published on May 19. So far the release has...

Babu Chalamala provides energy storage testimony in Sacramento

Post • Babu Chalamala, manager of Sandia’s Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department, provided testimony at the State Capitol in Sacramento, on Feb. 13, at a State Assembly briefing on Zero-Carbon Grid by 2045. The well-attended briefing, hosted by a former LLNL scientist and current Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), sought to explore...

Cordova Electric Cuts Ribbon on New Energy Future

Post • Senator Lisa Murkowski, along with Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of the Energy Storage Program at the Office of Electricity, Department of Energy, and members of the Sandia National Laboratories Energy Storage Systems team, were in Cordova, Alaska for the ribbon cutting of Cordova Electric Cooperative’s battery energy storage system. The...

DOE OE Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Released

Post • The Dept. of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Energy Storage Program has announced their release of the Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan (PDF, 685 kb) to standardize the validation of the safety of grid-scale electrical energy storage projects. The Strategic Plan addresses the key area of validated energy storage safety, spanning...

DOE Storage Project Allows Decorah, Iowa to Add More Rooftop Solar

Post • Alliant Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Iowa Economic Development Authority are jointly supporting a battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa that aims to connect customer-owned solar while maintaining reliable electrical service across the community. Read the article here.

Draft Storage/Stationary Battery Standards List Is Available from UL

Post • A draft listing of Storage/Stationary Batteries Standards is now available for download from the Publications page of this website. The list is courtesy of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). In addition to summarizing the scope of each standard, the listing identifies whether the standards pertain to Safety, Performance or other purpose, as well...

Energy Storage Test Pad Characterizes TransPower’s GridSaver

Post • Sandia National Laboratories has begun characterizing the capacity, power, safety and reliability of TransPower’s GridSaver, a 1 megawatt, lithium-ion grid energy storage system, at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad. Project lead David Rosewater said, “Independent evaluations provide valuable feedback for industry efforts to standardize metrics for characterizing and reporting reliability,...

EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Winners

Post • Prof. Sanjoy Banerjee of City College of New York and City University of New York Energy Institute, Sandia National Laboratories, Urban Electric Power, Inc., Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Department of Energy Office of Electricity, Energy Storage Research Program won the 2019 US Environmental Protection Agency Green Chemistry Challenge Award...

EPB Energizes Flow Battery in Support of National Grid Modernization Efforts

Post • 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),...

For 100% Renewables, DOE Speeds-up Storage Policy

Post • A Federal energy project funded through the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity has initiated workshops designed to help state utility regulators determine best practices in policies to enable carbon-free energy storage technologies and, in particular, long duration energy storage, as renewable energy standards ramp up towards a...

Grid-Scale Vanadium Flow Energy Storage System to be Installed at NELHA

Post • The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA) in partnership with Hawai‘i Electric Light Company (HELCO), the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE-OE), the Ulupono Initiative, and UniEnergy Technologies (UET) have announced their intent to install a 100kW/500kWh advanced vanadium energy storage system (ESS) later this year at the Hawai‘i...

Modeling Goes A Long Way To Prevent Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Failure

Post • Yuliya Preger, PhD, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Energy Storage Technology & Systems at Sandia National Laboratories, whose work is centered on the safety and reliability of lithium-ion batteries for grid-level energy storage applications, recently conducted an interview with Battery Power Online. They spoke about the role of the Energy...

NAATBatt / DOE Webinar: DOE Loan Guarantees for Storage Projects

Post • The National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) will jointly host a webinar 1-2:30 p.m. (CDT) Wednesday, July 16, with the U.S. Dept. of Energy – Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability entitled “DOE Loan Guarantees for Storage Projects: The Essential Details.” Douglas Schultz, director of Loan Guarantee Origination for the...

NV Energy Electricity Storage Valuation Study Released

Post • Sandia National Laboratories’ Electric Power Systems Research Dept. and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Advanced Power and Energy Systems Group have released a jointly authored report that examines how grid-level electricity storage might benefit the operations of NV Energy in 2020, and assesses whether those benefits justify the cost of the...

Our Resilient Energy Future

Post • On October 24, 2018, the Hon. Bruce Walker, from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity, came to Sandia to discuss his department’s mission and goals. Mr. Walker discussed the Office’s role in meeting the Nation’s growing demand for reliable electricity by overcoming the challenges of an aging...

Redox Battery receives Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Post • On June 12, 2017 UniEnergy Technology (UET) and Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNNL) jointly received the prestigious EPA / American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The achievement being recognized is the development and commercialization of an advanced Vanadium flow battery. Using an ingenious mixed acid electrolyte, research at PNNL, funded...

Sandia designs better batteries for grid-scale energy storage

Post • Sandia National Laboratories researchers have designed a new kind of molten sodium battery that could prove to be a lower-temperature, lower-cost battery for grid-scale energy storage. Read more here.

Sandia ESS Program and Oregon Energy Dept. Announce Demonstration Project Funding Opportunity

Post • The Oregon Dept. of Energy is partnering with the U.S. DOE Office of Electricity’s Energy Storage Program, and Sandia National Laboratories, to offer funds for an energy storage demonstration project in Oregon. Up to $250,000 in federal funds will be matched by up to $45,000 in state funds from ODOE...

Sandia researcher authors ‘Battery Energy Storage System’ for Springer-Verlag London

Post • Sandia National Laboratories researcher Stan Atcitty recently coauthored a chapter titled “Battery Energy Storage System” in Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems, a volume published last July by Springer-Verlag London. This chapter discusses the various technical components of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale energy storage and how these...

Sandia-Developed Precision High Power Battery Tester Earns R&D 100 Award

Post • R&D Magazine has recognized Sandia National Laboratories researchers’ work in developing innovative battery testing with the annual R&D 100 Award. As principle investigator of the Precision High Power Battery Tester, Dr. Summer Ferreira was presented with the R&D 100 Green Tech Special Recognition Award. The PHPBT uses high-precision charge/discharge test measurements...

Sandia’s Energy Storage Analysis Laboratory Team to Speak at Next Generation Batteries Conference

Post • Dr. Summer Ferreira, principal investigator of Sandia National Laboratories’ Energy Storage Analysis Laboratory (ESAL), will speak at the Grid-Scale Energy Storage and Lithium Battery Safety tracks of the Knowledge Foundation’s Next Generation Batteries 2015 Conference, April 21-22 in San Diego, CA. In her talk titled “Viability of Employing Storage Device...

Sandians Publish articles in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society

Post • Sandia National Laboratories has improved the predictability of lithium-ion battery safety through understanding the common aspects of thermal safety over a diverse range of safety-related measurements.  A series of two open-access articles in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society describe recent work funded by the Office of Electricity Energy Storage...

Sterling Light Storage Units Mark Milestone

Post • The Sterling Municipal Light Department is marking a major milestone related to the department’s two energy storage systems. In March, SMLD celebrated over $1 million in avoided costs to the light department, thanks to the two systems. “We would like to thank our partners who made all of this possible,”...
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