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Energy Storage Projects

C2-22: Development of Rapid Response, Temperature Control and Thermal Storage Technology

A variety of U.S. NAVY operations including new types of high-power density weapons, power generation, energy storage systems, communication and data centers operation, transportation, etc.., are associated with intense heat generation, often combined with enormous pulses of power. Quickly responding heat extraction and temperature control systems, combined with fire protection and retarding technologies are essential components of the Navy’s resiliency and system failure risk mitigation strategies, as well as energy efficiency, and demand response management. This proejct mimics naturally occring gas hydrates to develop an energy management system in the laboartory.

Principle Investigator - Dr. Devinder Mahajan
Sponsor - US Navy Office of Naval Research

Management System for Microgrid-Tied kV-Class Supercapacitor Units

The project addresses the need for effective management of high-voltage super capacitive energy storage that would significantly improve resilience in a high-voltage microgrid subjected to pulsed loads and disruptions. The project will advance the high-voltage supercapacitor storage as a part of Fully Integrated Power and Energy Systems (IPES) of the near-future Navy grids. The SBU and CIEES team will work with the leading manufacturer of the state-of-the-art high voltage supercapacitor storage, Ioxus Inc. and the energy storage integrator, Unique Technical Services LLC (UTS), to evaluate the feasibility of achieving the Navy target of 1 MW/m3 power density in the Energy Storage Cabinet geometry using Iouxus iMOD-series product.

Principle Investigator - Dr. Vyacheslav Solovyov
Sponsor - US Navy Office of Naval Research

Energy Storage Solutions for Transmission Planning and Grid Stability with Massive Offshore Wind Farms

This project addressed two of the most important challenges in offshore wind energy (OSW) integration into NYISO Zone K and I – onshore transmission upgrade and onshore grid stability by developing comprehensive energy storage solutions. Researchers utilized the fast control of energy storage, inverters and OSW wind turbines for stabilizing the voltage and frequency of the onshore grid. The project then built a hi-fidelity dynamic model and simulator of the Zone K and I with OSW and storage, and comprehensively evaluate the benefit of storage control in improving the onshore grid stability.

Principle Investigator - Yue Zhao
Sponsor - Sunrise Wind LLC

Energy Storage Deployments and Operation Strategies to Facilitate Offshore Wind Integration in New York State

The project will develop energy storage planning and operation strategies with a New York State-wise perspective, in the presence of massive OSW integration as in the CLCPA. Specifically, two problems will be studied: 1. Energy storage siting and sizing: where to install energy storage in the NYS’s power system and what power and energy capacity should be installed in the presence of massive OSW. 2. Energy storage operation: how to operate energy storage, especially in NYISOs deregulated electricity markets, to maximize the integration of wind generation, and reduce state-wise energy cost and carbon emissions while providing revenue returns to storage investors.

Storage deployment and operation strategies will be synergetic with OSW deployments to achieve the most cost-effective solutions and minimize the life-cycle carbon footprint. The proposed study a) complements the existing integrated planning efforts in NYS with a focus on energy storage, OSW, and a state-wide perspective, and b) complements the existing market design and operation efforts in NYISO with a forward-looking perspective of efficient integration of a large amount of energy storage in the NYISO markets.

Principle Investigator - Yue Zhao
Sponsor - Columbia University


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