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Symposium EE8—Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Energy storage at the scale of a power grid is a difficult but important challenge. It is also a contemporary problem, brought on by the shift to alternative energy sources that are dependent on season, weather, and day-night cycles which has been spurred on by the availability of low-cost photovoltaics. Additionally, grid-scale energy storage is essential in remote areas that have limited grid connectivity or sole-source power production. These isolated locations include islands and scientific and military outposts. Balancing the grid at the utility and consumer is desirable, and therefore, a large toolkit of storage options are needed to address specific grid architectures.

A wide array of systems level and materials challenges still must be addressed in grid scale energy storage. Chemistry and materials science are continually developing next generation systems that improve upon previous iterations. Integration and power management systems tailored to each new storage technology must then be built and implemented.

This symposium will highlight the latest, and highest impact, advances in grid storage technology at all scales and stages of development to generate a top-level view of the field. Specifically discussed in this symposium will be new advances that address safety issues through materials, low-cost redox-active materials for electrolytes, new electrode materials and architectures, large-scale variants of nonstandard storage systems, systems integration, advanced models for lifecycle analysis, and cost-benefit analyses for storage systems.

Topics will include:

  • Large-format Li-ion chemistries
  • Metal air batteries
  • Sodium and magnesium intercalation chemistries
  • Alkaline batteries (e.g. Ni-Fe, Zn-MnO2)
  • Redox flow batteries
  • Regenerative fuel cells
  • EV battery reuse
  • Advanced models for lifecycle analysis
  • Demonstration of grid-tied and off-grid storage systems
  • Liquid metal batteries (e.g. low temperature Na/S, NaNiCl batteries)
  • Advanced lead-acid (e.g. lead carbon batteries, bipolar lead-acid, lead carbon electrodes)
  • Analytics of large scale integration of storage with renewables

Invited Speakers:

  • Travis Anderson (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Palani Balaya (University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Sanjoy Banerjee (City University of New York, USA)
  • Prabeer Barpanda (Indian Institute of Science, India)
  • Nagendra Cherukupalli (SunEdison, USA)
  • Jeff Dahn (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Imre Gyuk (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
  • Arumugam Manthiram (University of Texas-Austin, USA)
  • Susan Odom (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • Chunsheng Wang (University of Maryland-College Park, USA)
  • Wei Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Mitchell Anstey
Sandia National Laboratories
Advanced Systems Engineering and Analysis
925-294-6353, manstey@sandia.gov

Babu Chalamala
Sandia National Laboratories
505-845-7185, bchalam@sandia.gov

Sagar Mitra
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Department of Energy Science and Engineering
9122-2575-7849, sagar.mitra@iitb.ac.in

Jun Wang
A123 Systems LLC