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Sodium-Metal-Halide Battery Energy Storage for DoD Installations

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Technical Report,02 May 2012,31 Oct 2017

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PDE Total Energy Solutions Santa Fe Springs United States

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The primary objective of this program is to demonstrate and assess the energy security, energy efficiency and reliability benefits realized from the integration of a 1MVA, 576kWhr, Battery Energy Storage System BESS that works in concert with DoD Project EW-200937 microgrid controls at the Twentynine Palms Marine Core Base. The project will demonstrate how a robust BESS will alleviate renewable energy intermittency, improve island-mode operations, reduce demand charges and peak load stress on the main transformers and other grid equipment. Twentynine Palms currently requires the use of load shedding to avoid overload of the substation during high demand periods, in grid-tied mode. Twentynine Palms micro-grid operating in island mode has two restrictions, a poor power factor of the site loads resulting in cogeneration facility operation at reduced real power levels b inability to accept the contribution of the significant PV resources in micro-grid mode.

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  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

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