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Title: NAS battery demonstration at American Electric Power:a study for the DOE energy storage program.

The first U.S. demonstration of the NGK sodium/sulfur battery technology was launched in August 2002 when a prototype system was installed at a commercial office building in Gahanna, Ohio. American Electric Power served as the host utility that provided the office space and technical support throughout the project. The system was used to both reduce demand peaks (peak-shaving operation) and to mitigate grid power disturbances (power quality operation) at the demonstration site. This report documents the results of the demonstration, provides an economic analysis of a commercial sodium/sulfur battery energy storage system at a typical site, and describes a side-by-side demonstration of the capabilities of the sodium/sulfur battery system, a lead-acid battery system, and a flywheel-based energy storage system in a power quality application.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;
  1. (Endecon Engineering, San Ramon, CA)
  2. (Norris Energy Consulting Company, Martinez, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
902224
Report Number(s):
SAND2006-6740
TRN: US200717%%495
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; DISTURBANCES; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY STORAGE; ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS; OFFICE BUILDINGS Batteries.; Sodium sulphur batteries-Congresses.; Storage batteries.