Hybrid Modular Storage System (HMSS) as a long-duration energy storage technology Demonstration
This grant was fully executed in November 2020 and has begun the development of the required subcontracts needed to develop and implement the Hybrid Modular Storage System.
This project will develop a highly customizable solution for energy storage that will efficiently deliver the optimal system configuration of energy storage technologies that will best fit the application needed by the DOD and other end users. The approach to dealing with a highly customized problem is to create an energy storage solution that equally customized to meet the requirements of each application. Indian Energy's solution accomplishes this through a Hybrid Modular Storage System (HMSS). The project will use the HMSS with three diverse non-Li ion energy storage technologies consisting of flow batteries, zinc hybrid cathodes batteries, and a fast responding mechanical energy storage system to determine which system or combination of systems best responds to the needs of the Marines and the DOD.[span] [/span]The final selected systems will provide 10 hours or more of energy storage capability to a critical facility on the Pendleton Marine Corp Air Station. [br /]
Environmental & Public Health
An individual HMSS unit reduces 62,634 kg of CO2 emissions per year when charged with renewable energy generation and discharged at peak load hours.
The usage of non-flammable technologies in the full-scale integration ensures that the risk of thermal runaway is mitigated compared to Lithium-Ion technologies.
The best HMSS will then be scaled to 400kW/4MWh to achieve the 400kW, for 10 hours.