The DOE/EPRI Electricity Storage Handbook in Collaboration with NRECA is a how-to guide for utility and rural cooperative engineers, planners, and decision makers to plan and implement energy storage projects. It also provides important information for regulators, policymakers, investors, energy storage developers, and the general public with information to facilitate understanding and communication of energy storage technologies and applications.
First published in 2003, with a significant overhaul in 2013, this guide has served as an important public and industry reference document for approximately 15 years. However, due to significant commercial activity and technological and manufacturing advancements since 2013, the quantitative information about energy storage costs, deployments, and valuation are out-of-date and evolving continuously. This information is best captured in evolving, rather than static, resources.
To facilitate user access to the latest energy storage cost, deployment, and value information and tools, a number of additional resources have been added to the website to support a resource toolbox for users of the Handbook. These resources include references for thermal storage, energy storage procurement, energy storage costs, and several other resources and tools developed by the Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC).
Additional Electricity Storage Handbook Resources
- Energy Storage Procurement: Guidance Document for Municipalities (Sandia/CESA)
- Energy Storage Cost Summary for Utility Planning: Executive Summary (EPRI)
- Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC) Guidelines and Tools
- Storage Value Estimation Tool (StorageVET)
- Energy Storage Cost Template and Tool: 3002006072
- ESIC Energy Storage Implementation Guide 2016 3002008899
- ESIC Energy Storage Technical Specification Template, version 1.0 3002009314
- Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC) Energy Storage Test Manual 2016 3002009313
- Common Functions for Smart Inverters: 4th Edition 3002008217
- Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC) Energy Storage Commissioning Guide 2016: 3002009250
- Energy Storage Safety: 2016 3002008308
The Handbook is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute in collaboration with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.