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2016 ESNA Innovation Award Winners

Centralized Storage:
The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project (Minster, Ohio)

Distributed Storage:
PowerHouse - 20-home energy storage pilot (Vaughan, Ontario)

Mobility:
EVgo & UCSD Second-life Energy Storage + Level 3 EV Charging (La Jolla, California)

CENTRALIZED STORAGE PROJECT Finalists

SNOPUD MESA 1 Project
IPL Advancion Energy Storage Array
The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project
 

SNOPUD MESA 1 Project

Everett, Washington

Rated Power: 2 MW
Rated Capacity: 1 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: Doosan GridTech, LG Chem, ESS Inc., Mitsubishi/GS-Yuasa, Parker-Hannifin, and more
Services Provided: Electric Energy Time Shift, Load Following (Tertiary Balancing), Renewables Capacity Firming, Voltage Support

Snohomish County Public Utility District (SNOPUD) and Doosan GridTech partnered to develop and deploy an innovative approach to energy storage, aimed at helping electric utilities increase their use of renewable energy and improve overall reliability. The MESA-1 installation is the first energy storage system built on the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA), an innovative approach to energy storage based on open, non-proprietary industry standards. The system is also completely integrated with utility operations via the GE/Alstom eTerra SCADA system. Finally, the system is dispatched by a fleet scheduling system from Doosan GridTech called the Distributed Energy Resource Optimizer (DERO). MESA-1 comprises two sub-projects (MESA-1a and MESA-1b) at one substation site, both managed by a single instance of the Doosan GridTech Intelligent Controller.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/289

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IPL Advancion Energy Storage Array

Indianapolis, Indiana

Rated Power: 20 MW
Rated Capacity: 
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: AES, Samsung SDI, Parker-Hannifin
Services Provided: Frequency regulation, grid reliability, ancillary services

The Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) Advancion Energy Storage Array represents the first grid-scale, battery-based energy storage system to make a footprint in the 15-state Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) region. Through work with the system operator, IPL has been able to deliver a 40 MW system that provides reliability and affordable energy to a city that has proven to be one of the most progressive in the US in implementing new energy technology. Indianapolis counts with the second highest solar energy capacity per capita, solely behind Honolulu. The IPL Array is the fourth deployment of AES’ Advancion® 4 technology since November 2015. Advancion is designed to scale, through both its unique nodal architecture and partnerships with key component technology providers, resulting in the rapid deployment of grid scale systems. In the case of the IPL Array, Samsung and Parker Hannifin provided certified batteries and inverters that contributed to a construction time of less than 1 year. The balance of plant was provided by the Casteel Corporation, marking the third Advancion project the company has completed in the US.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1774

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The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project

Minster, Ohio

Rated Power: 7 MW
Rated Capacity: 3 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: S&C Electric Company, Half Moon Ventures, PJM
Services Provided: Frequency regulation services, transmission and distribution deferral, demand response services

The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project is one of the largest U.S. facilities of its kind connected through a municipal utility. The 7-MW, 3 MWh system, co-located with a 4.2 MW solar plant, is capable of providing multiple revenue streams (that flow to multiple parties) by integrating frequency regulation services, transmission and distribution deferral, and demand response services.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1908

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DISTRIBUTED STORAGE PROJECT Finalists

Stone Edge Farm Microgrid
PowerHouse - 20-home energy storage pilot
Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center Automated by Geli
 

Stone Edge Farm Microgrid

Sonoma, California

Rated Power: 0.5485 MW
Rated Capacity: 0.7046 MWh
Technology Type: Multiple types and brands batteries and multiple types inverters, hydrogen, PV, and more
Powered by: Wooster Engineering, DC Systems, Aquion, Tesla, ESS Inc., SEL, Dynapower, Ideal Power, Outback Power, Eaton, Emerson, PlugPower ReliOn, and more
Services Provided: Electric bill management, renewable energy integration, spinning reserve, non-spinning reserve, frequency regulation, onsite renewable energy shifting, onsite power

Stone Edge Farm is a beautiful 15-acre organic farm and vineyard located in Sonoma, California. The microgrid is unique in terms of its three modes of operation with reference to the grid. Like other microgrids, it can run as an island, disconnected; while connected, it can import power from the grid. What is unique is the third mode: its ability to run parallel, that is, to operate while connected to the grid and import or export energy. The project is distinguished by the complexity of multiple technologies, types and brands of batteries and inverters, PV, bulk hydrogen storage, fuel cells, and hydrogen fuel-cell Mirai vehicles.

More Info: http://sefmicrogrid.com/

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PowerHouse - 20-home energy storage pilot

Vaughan, Ontario

Rated Power: 136 kW
Rated Capacity: 233.40 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: PowerStream, Inc., Sunverge Energy, Schneider Electric
Services Provided: Renewable energy integration, onsite renewable energy shifting, resiliency, onsite power

PowerStream’s POWER.HOUSE program, Canada’s first Virtual Power Plant, uses an aggregated fleet of 20 residential solar and energy storage systems located at customer homes. The systems are autonomously controlled through intelligent software to simulate a single, larger power generating facility.

More Info: https://www.powerstream.ca/innovation/power-house.html

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Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center Automated by Geli

Basalt, Colorado

Rated Power: 30 kW
Rated Capacity: 45 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: Gexpro Automated by Geli, IdealPower
Services Provided: Electric bill management, renewable energy integration, onsite renewable energy shifting

Rocky Mountain Institute worked with Geli to design and implement a 83 kW PV plus 30 kW/45 kWh energy storage system at the non-profit’s Innovation Center in Basalt, CO. Geli software enables the RMI Innovation Center to remain on a non-demand tariff by coordinating the energy storage and solar resources to ensure the building's peak does not exceed 50 kW.

More Info: http://www.rmi.org/innovationcenter

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MOBILITY PROJECT Finalists

EVgo & UCSD Second-life Energy Storage + Level 3 EV Charging
eMotorWerks EV Charging Network
EV4 Santa Clara Intel Station
 

EVgo & UCSD Second-life Energy Storage + Level 3 EV Charging

La Jolla, California

Rated Power: 60 kW
Rated Capacity: 100 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: EVgo, EV Grid, BMW, Ideal Power, Kisensum, Schneider, BTC Power, ABB, UC San Diego
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, T&D Deferral, Transportation Services

The system is reducing the cost of ownership for public electric vehicle charging by leveraging two 30kW/50 kWh battery system from BMW-EVgrid, four 50kW charging pedestals from BTC, a site controller from Kisensum, and a 12 kW solar canopy. Together, EVgo, Kisensum, and BMW-EVgrid have created a demand management solution for EVgo’s network of DC Fast Chargers. The first site went live in June 2016 at the UC San Diego Campus. The control system is designed to optimize the harvesting of PV solar generation and charging/discharging of energy storage and dispatching power to the DC fast chargers. The EVgo project explores how incorporating energy storage with Level 3 EV charging infrastructure can reduce the cost of developing, constructing, and operating public stations in order to make charging accessible and affordable to all EV drivers. The site is a model for the future of public charging facilities by leveraging second-life batteries, solar generation, and intelligent site control.

More Info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS7Dp8Dp-qE

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eMotorWerks EV Charging Network

California

Rated Power: 4-7 kW of demand equivalent per EV charging station
Rated Capacity: 50 MW under control
Technology Type: Electric Vehicle Batteries
Powered by: eMotorWerks, OSIsoft
Services Provided: Capacity, Non-spinning reserve, Frequency Regulation, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Resiliency, T&D Deferral, Transportation Services, GHG Reduction

eMotorWerks’ EV charging solution comprises a network of over 15,000 smart-grid EV charging stations worldwide, including eMotorWerks’ best-selling JuiceBox EVSEs and those of JuiceNet-enabled third-party stations such as Clipper Creek and General Electric (GE). Controlled via a cloud-based, self-learning platform that matches drivers’ charging to regional and local grid balancing needs, JuiceNet already provides advanced grid services and earns “frequent driver” rewards for EV owners. eMotorWerks’ network of smart-grid EV chargers provides the benefits of other storage and demand curtailment solutions by capitalizing on storage capacity purchased by EV owners, reducing the cost to utilities and grid operators to operating new stationary storage and DR infrastructure.

More Info: http://www.emotorwerks.com

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EV4 Santa Clara Intel Station

Santa Clara, California

Rated Power: 
Rated Capacity: 50 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by:  EV4 LLC, Powin Energy, OpConnect, Ideal Power
Services Provided: Renewable energy integration, transportation services, system back up, grid support, demand and load balancing services

EV4 has developed the innovative, solar-powered EV charging stations, trademarked as ETM™ (Energy Transfer Merchant) – a play on ATM. Like an ATM storing and dispensing money the ETM™ captures, stores and dispenses energy. The battery system is designed for fully automated operation with no user interaction. The battery management system includes battery string and battery module controllers that are fully automated.The ETM™ station is equipped with a battery storage system and is capable of AC (Level 2) and DC (Level 3) fast charging of electric vehicles (EV) with renewable energy, optionally accounting for the sources of clean energy used. The system consists of lithium-ion batteries with a standard 50kWh total capacity. This single phase connection to the grid is essential for installation of EV charging stations in rural areas where 3-phase is difficult to obtain, costly or non-existent. The solar roof has a 4.10 kW capacity and the electricity produced is fed-back into the grid when the battery is fully charged. There are no demand charges on the grid. The battery based DC fast charging is trademarked as DC2DC™.

More Info: http://ev4.website/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Press-Release-Intel-Station.pdf

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