The concept of a facility for testing and evaluating batteries for load leveling applications on electric utility systems has been examined and found feasible by a joint utility Industry/Government study team. Following the team's recommendation, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) are currently working with the host utility selected as the prime contractor for engineering design, construction and operation. This paper describes the facility proposed, and its design criteria, to accommodate such detailed testing. It also describes the purposes and objectives of the facility, and discuss briefly the battery systems expected for testing in the facility. Discussion of the BEST Facility program both past and current activities and its scheduled and cost estimates is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Text of "A" Paper, presented at the IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 18-23 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Beck, J W
    • Smith, J C
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: A-76-488-7 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM