TESTING GROUND: This setup at @idaho_national_lab's site is helping researchers test new ideas and technologies for small-scale, local electric grids known as "microgrids." _
INL completed a proof of concept for multi-timescale control of behind-the-meter energy storage and works on economic modeling of case studies for this kind of energy storage.
Supported by the Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, this work helps utilities by validating and verifying distributed automation, communication tools, renewable energy, grid-scale energy storage and other smart grid technologies.
The dedicated test system provides additional lines and a mesh framework to ensure the environment is more consistent with current industry distribution practices.