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Case Studies & Papers

By working together to drive down costs and manage risk, utilities/IPPs and their suppliers can lay the energy storage foundation for a new, more digital distributed electricity system.

LADWP Beacon Solar Plant BESS – When Doosan GridTech® installed a 20MW/25MVA/10MWh battery energy storage system for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power at its Beacon Solar Plant site in California’s Mojave Desert, the firm introduced mission-critical design elements that would enable the system to operate reliably in one of the most inhospitable places on the planet while meeting the utility’s rapid response and high-performance requirements on this transmission asset.


The Rise of a System-Levelized Cost of Energy (S-LCOE) – The goal of the Austin SHINES program was to demonstrate a grid solution that offers a credible pathway to a System-LCOE of less than $0.14/kWh for energy delivered to load by 2020. In 2016, the US Department of Energy’s SunShot program awarded Austin Energy the largest grant in its SHINES program to create this new measure and evaluate its potential as an industry standard.


Building the Flexible Grid Through Intelligent PV+S Dispatch As falling technology costs and new PPA/market structures drive solar developers to complement solar plants with large-scale battery energy storage systems, intelligent control strategies become critical to realizing available value.


Achieving Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV – Doosan GridTech worked hand-in-hand with Austin Energy to form the guiding vision behind Austin SHINES’ Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) which ultimately proved that holistic integration of utility-scale, commercial and residential resources can work together to return value to both the utility and its customers. The firm not only played a part in launching this landmark DER control and optimization methodology but also helped develop what is now a replicable and configurable model to serve other utilities’ DER integration needs in keeping with DOE’s original mission for the Austin Shines program.


Making Utility-Integrated Energy Storage a Used, Useful and Universal Resource – Objective signs are everywhere that the stationary energy storage market is growing up quickly. The use of distributed resources such as solar photovoltaics and electric vehicles is expanding rapidly, creating technical challenges for the distribution system that will require energy storage and a new generation of software to address. This paper is intended for distribution utility managers and executives.

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