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Everything you ever wanted to know about electricity storage (investors too)

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By: SGN Staff

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Quick Take: A decade after its original publication, a coalition of industry organizations has updated its Electricity Storage Handbook. The document was produced in collaboration by Sandia National Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

 

Although focused on transmission and distribution applications, the handbook provides useful guidance to investors and venture capitalists as well. If the description below sounds useful, you can download the free storage handbook by clicking this link. - By Jesse Berst

 

EPRI completes extensive revision with DOE and Sandia National Lab to energy storage handbook

In collaboration with the Department of Energy and Sandia National Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has completed an extensive revision and update to the Energy Storage Handbook, which has been published by Sandia National Laboratory. This edition updates the EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy Storage for Transmission and Distribution Applications, released in December 2003, a landmark collaboration between EPRI and DOE. The first Handbook presented a broad perspective on the potential of energy storage in the national grid, comparative storage technology and benefits assessments, and a review of ten different storage technologies in 14 transmission and distribution (T&D) categories.

The newly revised Electricity Storage Handbook is a how-to guide for utility and rural cooperative engineers, planners, and decision makers to plan and implement energy storage projects. The Handbook also serves as an information resource for investors and venture capitalists, providing the latest developments in technologies and tools to guide their evaluations of energy storage opportunities. It includes a comprehensive database of the cost of current storage systems in a wide variety of electric utility and customer services, along with interconnection schematics. A list of significant past and present energy storage projects is provided for a practical perspective.

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