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Public Service Company of New Mexico

PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting

Abstract

Public Service Company of New Mexico and its partners co-located an 500kW/1MWh advanced lead acid battery with a separately installed 500kW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to create a dispatchable distributed generation resource. This hybrid resource provides simultaneous voltage smoothing and peak shifting through advanced control algorithms and switches between two configurations, end-of-feeder and beginning-of- feeder. Data collection and analysis produce information for a wide range of applications including grid upgrade deferral. The project has also yielded modeling tools used to optimize battery system control algorithms and further the understanding of feeders with storage and distributed generation. The site is located in southeast Albuquerque.

Contact Information

Ronald Staubly
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880
304-285-4828
Ronald.Staubly@netl.doe.gov

Steve Willard
Principal Investigator
Public Service Company of New Mexico
414 Silver Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-3289
505-241-2566
steve.willard@pnmresources.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Public Service Company of New Mexico (PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting)
HQ State: New Mexico
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $6,113,433
Federal Share: $2,305,931
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Job creation
  • Electricity costs reduced
  • Grid efficiency increased
  • Energy security strengthened
  • Next-generation utility system advancement
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduced