Analysis of Storage
Source: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Date: 8/1/95    Record No.: 10180
Contact: Landis Kannberg, 509-375-3919; John DeSteese, 509-375-2057; John Hauer, 509-375-4340

Analysis of Storage
Benefit Cost Analysis of Storage is pursued "technology-blind"; i.e., without a preference for any particular means for storage. A series of studies have focused on SMES. One evaluated SMES in a number of system-specific scenarios for BPA. (J DeSteese,, Applied Superconductivity, Vol 1, # 7-9, pp. 1425, 1993) Others looked at wind integration, and other utility systems. They found that some earlier analyses tended to underestimate SMES benefits because multiple benefits were not evaluated.