Final Deliverable Reports

Austin SHINES Research for the U.S. Department of Energy

The following reports were produced to address specific objectives defined in the project scope of work.

Over the course of the project, Austin SHINES undertook installing more than 3 MW of distributed battery energy storage, smart photovoltaic (PV) inverters, a Distributed Energy Resource (DER) control platform, and other enabling technologies utilizing customer and utility locations and aggregation models.

All of these resources were integrated and optimized at the utility level. DER assets and control methodologies achieved a credible pathway to a System Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for energy delivered to load of $0.14//kWh or less by 2020, while maximizing distributed solar generation and maintaining acceptable standards of power quality.

The project also established a template for other regions to follow to maximize the adoption of distributed solar PV in support of an economic and efficient grid.

Research Categories and Deliverables

Partnership with Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), under Award Number DE-EE0007177.

These reports were prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

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Date last reviewed or modified: 07/31/2020