Lessons Learned from the Puerto Rico Battery Energy Storage System

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The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) installed a battery energy storage system in 1994 at a substation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was patterned after two other large energy storage systems operated by electric utilities in California and Germany. The Puerto Rico facility is presently the largest operating battery storage system in the world and has successfully provided frequency control, voltage regulation, and spinning reseme to the Caribbean island. The system further proved its usefulness to the PREPA network in the fall of 1998 in the aftermath of Hurricane Georges. However, the facility has suffered accelerated cell failures ... continued below

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Boyes, John D.; De Anda, Mindi Farber & Torres, Wenceslao August 11, 1999.

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The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) installed a battery energy storage system in 1994 at a substation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was patterned after two other large energy storage systems operated by electric utilities in California and Germany. The Puerto Rico facility is presently the largest operating battery storage system in the world and has successfully provided frequency control, voltage regulation, and spinning reseme to the Caribbean island. The system further proved its usefulness to the PREPA network in the fall of 1998 in the aftermath of Hurricane Georges. However, the facility has suffered accelerated cell failures in the past year and PREPA is committed to restoring the plant to full capacity. This represents the first repowering of a large utility battery facility. PREPA and its vendors and contractors learned many valuable lessons during all phases of project development and operation, which are summarized in this paper.

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  • 6th International Conference Batteries for Utility Energy Storage, Gelsenkirchen (DE), 09/21/1999--09/23/1999

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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 9707
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Boyes, John D.; De Anda, Mindi Farber & Torres, Wenceslao. Lessons Learned from the Puerto Rico Battery Energy Storage System, article, August 11, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc793116/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.