The Detroit Edison Company Smart Grid Demonstration Project is a United States Department of Energy Smart Grid Demonstration Project which is based in Detroit, Michigan. The project which began in 2010, will demonstrate the use and benefits of Community Energy Storage (CES) systems for utilities and test the ability to integrate secondary-use electric vehicle batteries as part of the CES demonstration. This project will install 20 CES units, 25kW/2hr each, into a system that includes a 1 MW storage device integrated into a solar system.
, A123 Systems Community Energy 25kW, 50 kW Storage Devices
, 500 kW Solar Array
, Gridsense Linetrackers
, 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