Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Using Lithium Ion Batteries for Power System Reserves and Strategies for Mitigation

Nicole Ryan

School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

Nicole Ryan is a PhD student at the University of Michigan in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is advised by Dr. Jeremiah Johnson and Dr. Steve Skerlos. Nicole is interested in researching methods of optimizing the use of current generation assets and advancing alternative energy resources in the electricity sector, with the goal of reducing emissions. The work she is presenting at ISSST/ISIE focuses on estimating the life cycle environmental impacts of energy storage for power system reserves.


Operating electricity grids safely and reliably requires generation and demand to match in real time. To correct mismatches, system operators deploy a suite of ancillary services, one of which is power system reserves, the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nicole Ryan (School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan)
  2. Yashen Lin (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  3. Noah Mitchell-Ward (Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan)
  4. Johanna Mathieu (University of Michigan)
  5. Jeremiah Johnson (University of Michigan)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Sustainable energy systems


ThS-14 » LCA Applications (11:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room E)

Presentation Files

The presenter has not uploaded any presentation files.