The event, a joint effort by
Launched in 2010 by the CCET and the
--Time of day charging: Wind blows harder and people use less energy during the night. The battery stores wind power generated by the turbines at night for use during waking hours when the wind isn't as strong.
--Reliability: Things change on an electrical grid every split second. The battery acts as a backup, resolving issues in percentages of a second that would take operators much longer. Take, for example, a brief power blink.
"If you had a battery deployed at your substation, that blink wouldn't have occurred," Harral said. "It would have provided assistance to the grid to make it more reliable."
According to a guide published by Samsung and distributed at the event, storing electricity during off-peak hours can cut energy costs.
The project also includes the implementation of a cyber security testing lab for researchers to test methods for keeping the grid safe from hackers.
The entire project cost
Harral was joined by other speakers from Tech, the
"Anyone who has grown up in
"We want to make
Further, she said, Tech has brought in a little more than
"Not only can it happen here," she said. "It is happening here."
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