BPA, PSE, Primus Power work together on energy storage

Primus Power, a provider of grid-scale electrical energy storage, is partnering with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to deliver and support two 250 kW EnergyPods as part of a research and demonstration project under BPA’s Technology Innovation Program.

BPA is funding roughly one-third of the total project with shared funding from Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the Energy Storage Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Primus.

The consortium is studying the potential installation of grid-scale flow batteries in the electric distribution network of PSE, an investor-owned, regulated utility that provides electric and natural gas service to customers within BPA’s transmission and balancing territory.

Utility districts with a high percentage of wind power are seeking opportunities to enhance the integration of variable renewable resources, such as wind and solar.

DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will develop models of the storage systems to assess their energy and economic benefits and make recommendations on where they should be placed. After the systems are installed, the PNNL team will also help evaluate their actual performance.

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