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Energy Storage A Key Enabler Of The Smart Grid

Aug. 31, 2009

U.S. Department of Energy, National EnergyTechnology Laboratory

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This document describes advanced battery uses within the smart grid, including current battery options such as the Sodium Sulfur (NAS) battery, Vanadium Redox Battery (VRB), Zinc Bromide (ZnBr) battery and the Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery and benefits of smart grid with advanced storage devices integration.

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