Deploy and evaluate an 8 MW utility-scale lithium-ion battery technology to improve grid performance and aid in the integration of wind generation into the electric supply starting from 2010. The project will evaluate a wider range of applications for lithium-ion batteries that will spur broader demand for the technology, bringing production to a scale that will make this form of large energy storage more affordable.
--Energy independence advanced through increased renewable resource usage
--Greenhouse gas emissions reduced through energy efficiency & EV technology
--Test beds can advance U.S. technologies for a “Global Green-Tech Edge”
--Evaluate organizational capabilities needed for Smart Grid implementation