Energy Storage Opportunities and Challenges

A West Coast Perspective White Paper

Published: 24/04/2014

This report is a concise summary of energy storage technology development, applications to the power grid, valuation techniques and policies. It provides a brief survey of the wide range of technologies and discusses how the demand for energy storage is evolving with the rapid development of variable energy resources such as wind and solar. Modeling techniques and challenges are presented, highlighting the challenge of accurately assessing the value of energy storage on complex power systems. An overview of policy developments in the US is provided, with consideration of whether continued policy support is warranted.

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Michael Döring
Energy Systems and Markets