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07/10/2014

Washington Kicks Off Energy Storage Projects

Battery installations will fuel federal research

 
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A PNNL researcher tests vanadium redox flow battery technology that was licensed in 2012 by UniEnergy Technologies. The battery delivers 80% increased power capacity and 90% increased efficiency with about half the operating cost of current vanadium redox flow batteries. Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Three new energy storage projects in Washington state will provide much-needed data to strengthen control strategies.  

Supported by the state’s Clean Energy Fund, the three projects will contribute to national storage efforts. Two of the three projects include installing all-vanadium redox flow batteries, which were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); lithium ion battery installations are also planned.

Once the batteries are installed, PNNL will conduct benefits analysis, compile field data to shed more light on long-term performance, design plans for acceptance testing, and build control strategies.

Projects include:

  • Avista Utilities of Spokane was awarded $3.2 million. It will install a vanadium redox flow battery from UniEnergy Technologies (which licensed PNNL’s technology) in Pullman, WA, to support Washington State University’s smart campus operations. PNNL and the university are collaborating on a control strategy for this project.
  • Puget Sound Energy of Bellevue will use a $3.8 million grant to install a lithium ion battery within its service territory.
  • Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1 of Everett received $7.3 million to install both a flow battery and a lithium ion battery. Its project builds on previous technologies installed with a DOE Smart Grid Investment Grant.
 


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10/22/2014

New rule aims to eliminate the production of HCFC refrigerants. 

10/21/2014

U.S. photovoltaic costs continue to decline.

10/20/2014

The EPA looks to help improve energy and air quality during educational facility renovations. 

10/17/2014

Agency says current regulations "don't protect worker health".

10/16/2014

Scientists have developed LED bulbs free of rare earth metals.

10/15/2014

Survey shows a decrease in employees coming to work sick.

10/14/2014

New efficiency ratings available for apartment units

10/10/2014

New code to increase commercial building efficiency.

10/09/2014

Take charge of your electricity bill with these quick tips.

10/08/2014

Illumination improvements take the top award for physics

10/07/2014

Study shows equipment improvements could boost efficiency. 

10/06/2014

New device integrates batteries into solar cell design.

10/03/2014

The switch to green products comes to healthcare facilities.

10/01/2014

Photovoltaic installations serve nearly 2.7 million students

09/30/2014

Incidence of fires and property loss down from 2012

09/29/2014

Academic achievement tied to responsible reporting habits

09/26/2014

Survey shows people more careful, less satisfied in public washrooms.

09/25/2014

A new study shows that switching natural gas for coal will not significantly reduce the amount of CO2 emissions being produced. 

09/24/2014

A new study shows the carbon emission reduction policies individual states have adopted are yielding results.

09/23/2014

A recent survey of industry professionals indicates that investment in energy efficiency projects will increase over the next year.

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