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NREL Testing Erigo's and EaglePicher's Microgrid Energy Storage System

NREL researchers are testing an energy storage system for a microgrid—developed by Erigo Technologies and EaglePicher and sponsored by U.S. Northern Command—that contains three independently controllable energy storage technologies.

Photo of energy storage system hardware in a laboratory

Photo by Dennis Schroeder

Microgrids—and effective storage systems supporting them—are especially important for remote military bases where accessing energy can be costly and dangerous. This research is demonstrating new test methods and platforms to assess battery systems in microgrids, leading to improved design and efficiency.