Test profiles for stationary energy storage applications

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Evaluation of battery and other energy storage technologies for stationary uses is progressing rapidly toward application-specific testing that uses computer-based data acquisition and control equipment, active electronic loads and power supplies, and customized software, to enable sophisticated test regimes that simulate actual use conditions. These simulated-use tests provide more accurate performance and life evaluations than simple constant resistance or current testing regimes. Some of the tests use stepped constant-power charge and discharge regimes to simulate conditions created by electric utility applications such as frequency regulation and spinning reserve. Other test profiles under development simulate conditions for the energy storage component ... continued below

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Butler, P.C.; Cole, J.F. & Taylor, P.A. September 1, 1998.

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  • Butler, P.C. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Cole, J.F. International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
  • Taylor, P.A. Energetics, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Evaluation of battery and other energy storage technologies for stationary uses is progressing rapidly toward application-specific testing that uses computer-based data acquisition and control equipment, active electronic loads and power supplies, and customized software, to enable sophisticated test regimes that simulate actual use conditions. These simulated-use tests provide more accurate performance and life evaluations than simple constant resistance or current testing regimes. Some of the tests use stepped constant-power charge and discharge regimes to simulate conditions created by electric utility applications such as frequency regulation and spinning reserve. Other test profiles under development simulate conditions for the energy storage component of Remote Area Power Supplies (RAPS) that include renewable and/or fossil-fueled generators. Various RAPS applications have unique sets of service conditions that require specialized test profiles. However, almost all RAPS tests and many tests that represent other stationary applications need to simulate significant time periods during which storage devices operate at low-to-medium states-of-charge without full recharge. Consideration of these and similar issues in simulated-use test regimes is necessary to effectively predict the responses of the various types of batteries in specific stationary applications. This paper describes existing and evolving stationary applications for energy storage technologies and test regimes that are designed to simulate them. The paper also discusses efforts to develop international testing standards.

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OSTI as DE98006235

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  • 8. international NiCad battery conference, Prague (Czech Republic), 22-25 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE98006235
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1919C
  • Report No.: CONF-980928--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 639737
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc697952

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Butler, P.C.; Cole, J.F. & Taylor, P.A. Test profiles for stationary energy storage applications, article, September 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc697952/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.