The Energy Power Board Utility (EPB), in partnership with the Department of Energy, is holding a press event to commission a new 100kW/500kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery. This technology offers a long duration discharge time which fits well with EPB’s goals to reduce peak demand and offers a long cycle life. The battery is being installed on the site of EPB’s Solar Share community solar array in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This accomplishment is part of GMLC project GM0008 to better identify the benefits of energy storage as well as understand the operational aspects of this technology. Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help to develop value streams as well as operational modes and control strategies for optimum utilization of the energy storage system.
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