Markets - 14/November/2017

Grid scale storage not essential but nice to have

Special report - Electricity Storage part 5/5: The uptake of renewable energy does not increase the need for storage capacity, but stored power can help grid operators flexibly operate power systems, provided it can pay its way

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. ...

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