ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS PROGRAM OVERVIEW, FY 1978, COMPILED DECEMBER 1977

Potential applications of energy-storage technologies are found in transportation, building heating and cooling, industrial processes, and the utilities. Fuel substitution resulting from the use of energy storage will reduce the need to import expensive oil and can help reduce environmental pollution. Energy storage will enable electric utilities to use their facilities more efficiently. This increase in efficiency will reduce the need for new plants and transmission facilities, and can contribute to slowing the rate of increase in electricity costs. The use of energy-storage technologies can expedite the commercialization of solar energy by reducing or eliminating the need for backup systems. Four subprograms of the Division of Energy Storage Systems (STOR) are discussed--technical and economic analysis; batteries and electrochemical systems; chemical and thermal programs; and mechanical and magnetic energy storage. Chapter V, Electric Vehicle Applications is followed by a chapter on Utility Applications. The final chapter covers the management plan. (ERA citation 04:026701)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Division of Energy Storage Systems
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Pagination: 101 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00198453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM