MEASURING AND EXPRESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
Until late 2012, there was no uniform methodology to measure and express the performance of energy storage systems (ESS). A void in this area can affect the acceptance of ESS in the marketplace because different systems cannot be equitably compared and ESS cost-benefit analysis may be challenging due to a lack of verified and relevant ESS performance. The lack of such criteria also furthers the probability that each ESS customer or user will make up their own; necessitating “custom validation” to a unique set of criteria each time an ESS is to be considered or installed. To address this need and foster the acceptance of ESS, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Storage Systems Program facilitated the development of a protocol to measure and express ESS performance and is supporting its updating, enhancement and use in formal consensus standards development. Of particular interest is the development of the document through an open and transparent process that saved considerable time.
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- Conference: 2013 Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technology (EESAT), October 20-23, 2013, San Diego, California, SAND2013-10558C
- Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States(US).
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- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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- United States