Smart Grid Demonstration Program Technology Performance Reports
The Smart Grid Demonstration Program (SGDP) includes projects that are demonstrating smart grid and energy storage technologies, tools and techniques. Each of the SGDP projects will produce interim and final Technology Performance Reports (TPRs). In addition, the U.S. Department of Energy will undertake a meta-analysis of the energy storage projects to assess technology performance with respect to applications, as well as characterizing the business case, for energy storage systems.
Regional Demonstration Projects
Smart Grid Regional Demonstration projects are focused on advanced technologies for use in power systems for sensing, communications, analysis, and power flow controls. These projects are assessing the integration of advanced technologies with existing power systems including those involving renewable and distributed energy systems and demand response programs. The technical and economic performance of these technologies are being evaluated for applications such as microgrids, automated distribution systems, advanced metering infrastructure, and plug-in electric vehicles. MORE >>
Energy Storage Projects
Energy Storage Demonstrations are focused on grid-scale applications of energy storage involving a variety of technologies including advanced batteries, flywheels, and underground compressed air systems. These projects are demonstrating a variety of size ranges and system configurations and their impacts on the electric transmission and distribution grid. The technical and economic performance of these technologies is being evaluated for a variety of applications including load shifting, ramping control, frequency regulation services, voltage smoothing, distributed energy, and the grid integration of renewable resources such as wind and solar power. MORE >>