Sandia National Laboratories
Exceptional service in the national interest
Sandia is a leading Department of Energy (DOE) lab in the testing, analysis and implementation of energy storage systems. Sandia’s Projects team conducts tests on energy storage systems from the cell through system level. This includes the controls and battery management systems associated with an energy storage (ES) system. The team also reviews potential energy storage projects to determine what problem is trying to be solved, if ES is appropriate, and if so, performs an analysis to determine the optimal size (kW/kWh) given the application and market. Once these questions are answered Sandia’s Projects team then works with the clients to implement an ES system at the given location.
The Projects team supports utilities, state energy offices, academia, and the overall ES industry to proliferate the use of energy storage on the nation’s grid. Sandia’s work allows the DOE to inform the nation’s understanding of ES application optimization, energy storage operation, system reliability, and the economic impact of energy storage in different market environments.