STORAGE PROSPECTS As an aid to power system operation, storage can play a useful role, provided it can pay its way. For a few specific tasks, some types of storage may have advantages over alternative options .. .. Storage of electricity is not essential for reliability of supply on a power system with significant volumes of fluctuating renewable energy. Just as with coal, gas and nuclear power, reliability of supply from renewable energy can be secured from a range of generating options and from sophisticated management of both supply and demand. Grid stability is not reliant on storing electricity for later use. Achieving the high reliability standards demanded of a modern electricity system does not require renewable energy to ...
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