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Detroit Edison Advanced Implementation of Energy Storage Technologies Project Description

October 2015
U.S. Department of Energy
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community energy storage, CES, energy storage, electric vehicles, EV

DTE Energy will demonstrate the use and benefits of Community Energy Storage (CES) systems to strengthen grid reliability and test the ability to integrate secondary-use electric vehicle (EV) batteries into the CES demonstration effort in their service territory at the Trinity Circuit. The performance data of the CES devices and control systems under in-service operating conditions will be analyzed and used to identify gaps and facilitate how the devices can be standardized for use across the U.S. The project will also integrate the utility-owned 500 kW solar system to the energy storage device; provide proof of concept testing for an integrated, centralized communication system; and test the use of secondary-use EV batteries as CES devices.