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As more and more renewable energy is added to the electric power transmission grid, the challenges of meeting seasonal gaps and managing increased volatility become more pronounced.
Thus the need for grid-scale (large-scale "in front of the meter") energy storage.
How can renewable generation sources and grid-scale energy (read more...)
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A major component of solving the grid-scale energy storage challenge is energy-related policy. Policies and regulations can either help or hinder the advancement of additional renewables and energy storage development.
What are the most pressing challenges when it comes to policies affecting energy storage?
In the (read more...)
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Pumped-storage hydropower enables greater integration of variable renewables (e.g., wind and solar) into the transmission grid by using excess electricity and being ready to produce power during low wind and solar generation periods. Working together, renewable generation technologies can increase electricity production from wind and solar and, at (read more...)
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Even with the most progressive energy policies and innovative approaches to taking advantage of the synergies among renewable generation technologies, the topic of markets remains. Market mechanisms are needed that recognize the value of and financially reward grid-scale energy storage. What market structures work best? How can hydro, (read more...)