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Customized electric power storage device for inclusion in a collective microgrid

United States Patent

9,263,894
February 16, 2016
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An electric power storage device is described herein, wherein the electric power storage device is included in a microgrid. The electric power storage device has at least one of a charge rate, a discharge rate, or a power retention capacity that has been customized for a collective microgrid. The collective microgrid includes at least two connected microgrids. The at least one of the charge rate, the discharge rate, or the power retention capacity of the electric power storage device is computed based at least in part upon specified power source parameters in the at least two connected microgrids and specified load parameters in the at least two connected microgrids.
Robinett, III; Rush D. (Tijeras, NM), Wilson; David G. (Tijeras, NM), Goldsmith; Steven Y. (Rochester, MN)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 481,418
20120232709
May 25, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was developed under Contract DE AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.