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UW Battery Electrical Energy Storage System

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000531222

Bid Title: UW Battery Electrical Energy Storage System

Agency Bid No. Title: WS722404860

Received Date: 04/04/2016

Close Date: 04/15/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: University of Washington

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 04/04/2016 01:00 PM


Purpose: The UW Department of Electrical Engineering seeks to install a battery electrical energy storage system (BESS) for the purposes of demonstrating and developing advanced BESS control algorithms that support electric grid operations and campus energy efficiency. The purpose of this RFP is to request proposals from potential suppliers on energy storage system hardware to be installed on the UW campus.The UW would like to use well proven and safe battery and energy conversion technology that can be installed within a building. UW will provide an external control interface that utilizes the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) communications standard to monitor and control the energy storage system (ESS).Scope of Work: The University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Washington State University (WSU), are conducting a joint research project entitled Transactive campus energy systems: a R&D testbed for renewables integration, efficiency, and grid services.This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Washington Clean Energy Fund (WA CEF), administered by the Washington Department of Commerce. Its aim is to connect the PNNL, UW, and WSU campuses to form a multi-campus test bed for transaction-based energy management solutions.The test bed will support the integration of renewables and other regional needs, using the flexibility provided by loads, energy storage, and smart inverters for batteries and photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, at four physical scales: multi-campus, campus, microgrid, and building. The needs of the region will be served by the resource represented by the aggregate of the three campuses, while local utility needs are served by the individual campuses. The multi-campus test bed forms an R&D platform for how:Campus resources can be aggregated and operated to balance fluctuations in the regions renewable generation.Self-aware buildings, smart enough to transact with the grid to provide services, result in reduced energy consumption and increased energy efficiency opportunities.Campuses can support the grid by reducing their impact on local and regional peak loads and wholesale power costs.The technical aim of this joint activity is to streamline the interactions between clean energy supply, efficient buildings and the smart grid to enhance the impact of renewable generation, energy storage, and advanced energy efficiency while simultaneously improving the reliability and resilience of the electric grid.The University of Washington will install a Li-Ion battery and will equip PV arrays to be installed on its campus with smart inverters that can be used to control the voltage at their connection point with the grid. These devices will be instrumented and data streams will be transmitted to a campus operation center where they will be stored. The University of Washington researchers will apply their expertise in data analytics and control and optimization to develop techniques, tools, and strategies for the control of smart inverters and batteriesNo additional specifications were given.

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Product Codes: 91438, 28504

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: University of Washington

State: Washington

Agency Type: State and Local




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