Skip to main content

REopt Assesses the Value of Storage in Microgrid Design

Four people standing in front of large monitors showing microgrid schematics.

A live microgrid demo in the NREL Energy Systems Integration Facility Power Systems Integration Laboratory. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), NREL is conducting REopt™ modeling to assess the value of integrating large-scale battery energy storage into current and future microgrids at military installations. NREL will model seven conceptual microgrid designs with and without energy storage to quantify the economic and resilience benefit of energy storage. These results will be used to benchmark comparisons from ESTCP awardees' model outputs.

Related Stories

Sustainability journal article: Quantifying and Monetizing Renewable Energy Resiliency

Energy Management journal article: Increasing Resiliency Through Renewable Energy Microgrids

NREL conference paper: Optimal Sizing of a Solar-Plus-Storage System For Utility Bill Savings and Resiliency Benefits

NREL poster: Optimizing Solar + Storage for Cost Savings and Resiliency

NREL technical report: New York Solar Smart DG Hub-Resilient Solar Project: Economic and Resiliency Impact of PV and Storage on New York Critical Infrastructure

Sponsors

Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program

Key Partners

ICF International Inc.

Contact

Dan Olis