NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network
Energy storage has been identified by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as a priority within its strategic target areas because Canada’s capacity to store energy is currently seen as an underdeveloped component in its energy-management capabilities.
The NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NESTNet) collaboratively explores many different types of energy storage, including flywheels, lithium-ion batteries and compressed air, while determining how best to integrate these technologies into electricity grids. In addition, researchers consider the implications arising from the increasing adoption of energy storage and how consumers will perceive, adopt and interact with these technologies. By partnering with the private sector, NESTNet enables directed progress — without duplication of efforts — towards a strong domestic Canadian energy storage industry that is also competitive in the global marketplace.
|Hybrid Multi-Level Grid-Scale Battery Thermal Management System||R&D Project||Support|
|Fabrication, mathematical modelling, design and testing of flywheels for grid-scale ES||R&D Project||Support|
|Design and Testing of an Innovative Energy Accumulator for Underwater CAES||R&D Project||Support|
|Thermal ES in Adsorbent Beds for Space Heating and Cooling Applications||R&D Project||Support|
|Hybrid ES System Designs||R&D Project||Support|
|Design of Pole-Top ES||R&D Project||Support|
|Modular Architecture and Functionality of ES Power Converters||R&D Project||Support|
|Digital Control Systems of Power Converters for ES||R&D Project||Support|
|Coordinated Operation of Multiple Storage Units and Technologies||R&D Project||Support|
|SCADA interface for ES Systems||R&D Project||Support|