By Jacqueline DeRosa, Vice President of Energy Storage at Ameresco,
The growth of distributed resources is forcing utilities and grid
operators to transition from standard operations to more
decentralized power systems. Already, local and clean distributed
resources can directly provide a local community’s energy needs.
Distributed renewable energy paired with energy storage is not just
technically feasible, but also cost-effective for many applications
today. New predictive analytics can optimize the use of solar,
advanced energy storage, energy efficiency, and other resources to
allow communities to procure renewable, low-cost energy and
maintain reliability. Continue reading here.
Additional Recommended Reading
Energy Storage Has A Breakout Year On Both Sides Of The Meter, by Jeff McMahon, Forbes
Wood Mackenzie has not yet released its report on 2018, but Finn-Foley offered a sneak
preview to Clean Energy States Alliance members Thursday, telling them that the fourth quarter of 2018 broke energy-storage records everywhere.
Global battery storage pipeline reaches 15 GW, by Julian Jansen, IHS Markit Senior Analyst. PV Magazine International. With the U.S. market poised for exponential growth in 2019, the Americas already have a project pipeline of over 4.3 GW. As policy frameworks advance across the United States, IHS Markit already tracks project activity in 39 states, which have operational energy storage systems, with an additional five states with projects planned or under construction.