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Genesis Morocco

Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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Sandia's Approach of Energy Storage Systems

System Integration pursues a strategy to reduce the costly, labor intensive and error prone assembly and debugging of individual components in the field which were traditionally required when utility energy storage systems were designed and built. The major storage system components (storage device, power electronics, control system, AC connection) are designed as interfacing modules so that integration can occur either at the factory or seamlessly at the customer site. Storage system projects in response to reliability needs of the digital economy will be initiated.

System Evaluation involves data collection and analysis from existing systems. A lack of reliable, published data on the performance of systems has hampered the widespread introduction of energy storage systems. This data collection and analysis effort documents the technical and economic performance of systems, yields quantitative cost benefit evaluations, identifies areas in which further research should be focused and provides "Lessons Learned" for future projects.

Component Research and Development focuses on advancing technology of the individual components that make up a system. Development of advanced storage devices (flywheels, high energy density capacitors, advanced batteries), associated power electronics, intelligent control systems and component testing provide a base for future energy storage systems.

Research and Analysis applies analytical methodologies to identify utility and customer requirements and to estimate the technical and economic benefits of energy storage. Efforts undertaken in this area help position the program to respond to the emerging needs of the restructured electricity marketplace. Modeling of complex interactions of aggregated distributed energy resource devices with each other will be initiated.