FY 2019 Federal Outside DoD Call for Proposals: Topic B9 J

Posted: January 15, 2018 - 15:00 / RFP / FOA-RFI-RFP
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Installation Energy Test Bed seeks innovative approaches to improve energy assurance and resiliency (collectively referred to as energy security) through integration of electric energy storage systems in a microgrid. ESTCP intends to fund multiple projects to assess, demonstrate, and validate the value of integrating large scale energy storage into current and future microgrids at military installations.
 
Energy storage will be assessed for its ability within a microgrid to provide improved energy security performance as a function of costs relative to an otherwise identical microgrid without energy storage. Storage performance will be measured in terms of the following six key attributes:
 
• Coverage: kWs of backup power provided
• Availability: number of hours per year for which coverage is available
• Reliability: Level of independent back-ups for reliability (N+1, N+2...)
• Duration: The number of consecutive hours that coverage can be maintained
• Ride-through capability: The fraction of load for which uninterrupted power with appropriate power quality can be provided
• Stacked-value: The combination of revenue and savings and any avoided costs associated with the capital and operations cost of the microgrid.
 
Cost will be assessed in terms of net life cycle costs over a 20 year period including installation, maintenance, and replacement, as necessary, of the storage system; changes to the facility’s electricity bills; and market participation revenues. The cost and energy security performance contributions of energy storage will be calculated relative to a diesel generation only based microgrid configuration with on-site solar generation. 
 
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