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Storage as Transmission
- Jan 10, 2023 3:44 pm GMT
Large battery energy storage systems (BESS) are not really generation systems, but they can strongly optimize many generation systems including intermittent renewables like photovoltaic (PV) and wind turbines. It is also not transmission, but can also optimize, and in some cases defer transmission upgrades.
I recently came across the following article regarding my home state (California).
“The California Public Utilities Commission is pushing forward two proposed battery energy storage facilities in Central California instead of upgrading existing nearby transmission lines, citing a lower cost for the battery storage projects...”
I researched the title issue and came across a really good DOE document on this issue, and the main subject of this post is a summary of that document.
Papers Directory, First Quarter 2023 Update
This document contains links to all of the major / educational papers I have written and posted to Energy Central. I originally posted this document at the end of 2018. This quarterly update is at the end of the first quarter (March) of 2023.
Building Clean Energy Infrastructure Not So Easy
Investing in grid modernization across regions and in clean and DERs needed to create a more modern and resilient energy system, in addition to taking time, can be costly. Nonetheless, when considering the long-term social impacts of global..
Lithium-Ion Battery Breakthroughs
There is certainly room in the lithium-ion battery market for a design that offers substantially higher energy density than standard LiIon batteries, and the first subject of this post, NanoGraf, certainly offers that.
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