Determining Best Location for Energy Storage to Maximize Effectiveness with Residential Renewable Generator Clusters

Summary

SCH Number
2011098423
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Determining Best Location for Energy Storage to Maximize Effectiveness with Residential Renewable Generator Clusters
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project will install storage devices; at strategic points along a distribution feeder. The units will be connected to the utility grid at the secondary voltage level of a distribution transformer. The storage units will be made to operate in a self-directed, autonomous manner to improve local service to a few customers, or operate as a fleet to impact the operation of a whole distribution feeder. This project will test the operation of the storage units and assess their effectiveness in responding to voltage and current fluctuations experienced by the distribution feeder. It will also provide new research information as to the best locations for storage to maximize its effectiveness. The San Diego Gas and Electric Company is a good candidate for this research as their service area has a high number of renewable clusters for research purposes. Stakeholder coordination is provided by a technical advisory group that will meet regularly to discuss the research. Costs for the project are 45% on direct labor, 29% on subcontractors and the rest on overhead. There is interest by the other utilities in California and the information from this research will be made available to them.

Contact Information
Jamie Patterson
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 327 2342

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301
Reasons for Exemption
Operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing structures or facilities not expanding existing uses.
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