Discovery Across Texas Battery Commissioning Ceremony

Project is a collaborative research and demonstration initiative aimed at advanced energy efficient grid technologies.

WHAT:           Commissioning ceremony for 1 MW Samsung SDI/Xtreme Power grid scale battery.

WHEN:           9 a.m. Friday (Oct. 18)

WHERE:         Reese Technology Center

EVENT:          The Discovery Across Texas project is a collaborative research and demonstration initiative aimed at advanced energy efficient grid technologies that is led by the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET), Texas Tech University, Group NIRE and several other partners. Funding for the work comes from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Its purpose is to identify technology solutions that will better integrate Texas’ vast wind energy resources into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) electric grid and to demonstrate advanced smart grid technologies.

Speakers will discuss the importance of energy storage in our future grid systems and how CCET and Texas Tech research objectives will enhance transmission operations management practices, improve grid reliability, create educational opportunities, and provide lessons learned to other parts of the United States.

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CONTACT: Anna T. Young, associate managing director, National Wind Institute, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3015 or anna.t.young@ttu.edu.