Battery Storage Feasibility Study for Hydroelectric Plants at Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon


Connecticut River Conservancy, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth


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ReportsPublished   1/1/2020

This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of integrating a battery storage system (BSS) with the hydropower plants at Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon as an alternative to the current stored hydropower system. The driving questions guiding this study are:

  • Should the hydropower plants integrate a battery storage system?
  • What type, size and configuration of battery storage must they employ?
  • How much would the battery system cost?
  • What are the technical and economic barriers?
  • What are the policy and tax benefits associated with this transition?

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