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Energy Storage Laboratory

Research in the Energy Systems Integration Facility's Energy Storage Laboratory focuses on the integration of energy storage systems and their interconnection with the utility grid.

Photo of engineers working at a computer in the Energy Storage Laboratory.

Capability Hubs

The Energy Storage Laboratory offers the following capabilities.

Energy Storage Systems

The energy storage systems hub enables large-scale testing of stationary energy storage grid integration technologies.

Key Infrastructure

Energy storage system inverter, energy storage system simulators, research electrical distribution bus (REDB) access, grid simulator analog control access, real-time digital simulator

Plug-In Vehicles/Mobile Storage

The plug-in vehicles/mobile storage hub includes connections for small- and large-scale testing of plug-in electric vehicle-to-grid power and communications/control integration.

Key Infrastructure

Ample house power, REDB access, charging stations, easy vehicle parking access, diesel exhaust

Small Energy Storage

The small energy storage hub contains equipment that supports individual battery testing and small building-scale integration of energy storage technologies.

Key Infrastructure

DC bidirectional supply, REDB access, equipment mounting structure, two small energy storage system packs, Opal-RT

Large-Scale Climate Testing

When complete, the large-scale climate testing hub will provide a drive-in environmental chamber for assessing temperature and humidity robustness of outdoor distributed energy resources.

Key Infrastructure

Thermal insulating shell, room for HVAC air handling unit, REDB access, control room, drive-in access

Recent Research

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