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Detroit Edison

Advanced Implementation of Energy Storage Technologies


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 Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries as CES devices.

Contact Information

Kimberly Nuhfer
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Haukur Asgeirsson, P.E.
Principal Investigator
DTE Energy
One Energy Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226-1221

Recipient: Detroit Edison
HQ State: Michigan
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $10,877,258
Federal Share: $4,995,271
Funding Program:
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Job creation
  • Lithium storage manufacturing established in the U.S.
  • Power quality increased
  • Security of the emergency response infrastructure strengthened
  • Renewable resource integration
  • Greenhouse gas emission reduction
  • Market penetration of electric vehicles increased

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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