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Welcome to the main page of the Electric Power Research Institute's StorageWiki, a wiki-style hub for energy storage research at EPRI. StorageWiki was built using the MediaWiki engine to be an extensible and dynamic educational and knowledge dissemination tool. It is meant to supplement the breadth of published content that is accessible through the EPRI website, or through each program's cockpit, by providing a flexible, web-based content delivery solution for projects that can benefit from the ability to easily update and add content as a project progresses. This wiki can be quickly built upon by future energy storage projects that decide this framework suits their needs. EPRI members can log in to access additional content on StorageWiki.

We believe this resource can bring value to EPRI researchers, members, and the general public by providing:

  • A unifying approach and platform to enable exchange of information across EPRI resources and programs
  • An extensible website infrastructure to facilitate the quick addition of new projects as well as periodic updates to existing content

Current and Planned StorageWiki Content

Content Description Access
Energy Storage 101 An introductory overview of energy storage drivers, economics, technologies, applications, and deployment considerations. Public
BESS Failure Incident Database An EPRI developed database for documenting public data on battery failure events sourced through EPRI work and industry collaboration.
Energy Storage Safety An introduction to energy storage safety concepts and research, with links to publicly available guides and resources.
DER-VET User Guide EPRI has developed the Distributed Energy Resource Value Estimation Tool (DER-VET) and has made its user guide available in wiki form. This documentation covers installation, use, and model details of DER-VET.
Energy Storage Roadmap: Vision for 2025 An EPRI developed roadmap which envisions a path to 2025 where energy storage enhances safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electric power. More roadmap details are available in this publicly available document.
Energy Storage Vendor Database (ESVD) The ESVD provides snapshot of the present landscape of the energy storage industry to provide a surface-level understanding of the different technology developers in the space, with their technology types and company status being of primary interest.
Strategic Intelligence Newsletter Articles A collection of articles from past Strategic Intelligence Newsletter emails. Program 94H: Strategic Intelligence and Industry Collaboration
Energy Storage Lessons Learned A compilation of lessons learned from throughout the energy storage project lifecycle sourced from a variety of energy storage industry stakeholders.
Energy Storage Analysis Case Studies A collection of energy storage valuation and feasibility studies that represent some of the most relevant applications for storage on an ongoing basis. Program 94K: Energy Storage Planning and Economic Analysis members

Some public use cases coming soon

Energy Storage Footprint Calculator A tool for quickly screening geographic areas to assess roughly how much energy storage could be installed in a user defined area. Program 94K members
Utility Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Handbook A Handbook for Utility Project Managers and Engineers Involved in the Life Cycle of BESS Projects. Program 94L: Energy Storage Deployment and Operations members
Energy Storage Product Database Compilation of key published information on the available customer energy storage systems, associated hardware, and their providers in a flexible, dynamic, intuitive framework. Program 94M: Customer Storage, Microgrids, and Distributed Generation members
Microgrid Implementation Types Database A database of high level information for common microgrid implementation types, definitions, primary objectives, case studies examples, and associated component design considerations. Program 94M members

Program 174C members

Microgrid Case Studies This section of the wiki features a compilation of microgrid case studies, showcasing some important applications for energy storage. Each analysis presented in this report is grounded in actual case studies conducted by EPRI. Program 94M members
Performance and Reliability Foresight Supplemental Project For several years, EPRI has been leveraging its sophisticated, secure data platform to acquire large amounts of fielded battery energy storage system data to analyze and model past system performance and project future performance and reliability. Supplemental Project Members
Energy Storage Safety Supplemental Project Energy Storage safety has become an important area of research. This page is home to the content and resources developed as part of the Fire Prevention and Mitigation - Phase 2 supplemental research project. Efforts are planned and prioritized based on the publicly available Battery Storage Fire Safety Roadmap.

Additional EPRI Energy Storage Resources

Content Description Access
EPRI Energy Storage and Distribution Generation Program Home Page Access to the program research portfolio, reports, webcasts, and other program updates. Public and Member Access
Battery Storage Fire Safety Roadmap An EPRI developed roadmap identifying and prioritizing 22 topics for research and development to improve the safety landscape for energy storage systems. Public
EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council Home Page ESIC is an open, technical collaborative that brings together various stakeholders to advance energy storage deployments. This website provides access to the ESIC tools and guides, webcasts, and newsletters.
DER-VET Home Page DER-VET™ provides a free, publicly accessible, open-source platform for calculating, understanding, and optimizing the value of distributed energy resources (DER) based on their technical merits and constraints.
EPRI Energy Storage Technology Database The purpose of the database is to provide members with a single source for information about energy storage technologies and to report them in a consistent and timely manner. Pertinent information about the developer and/or the underlying technology are reported for each energy storage process. Program 94J: Energy Storage Technology Evaluation members

Program 221: Bulk Energy Storage members

EPRI DER and Energy Storage Forum This online forum connects EPRI members to EPRI staff and their utility peers to get questions answered on various DER and Energy Storage topics. Program 94H: Strategic Intelligence and Industry Collaboration members

Program 174: Integration of DER members