Transition - 14/November/2017

What storage is for and what it cannot do

Filling in for wind and solar over days of calm and cloudy weather is not a task storage can perform, even if it was a power system requirement

Uncertain market Filling in for wind and solar over days of calm and cloudy weather is not among the requirements that storage could potentially help meet ... ... Understanding how electricity storage can competitively add value to power system management is key to assessing if and where there is a market for it as the transition to renewable energy progresses. Storage can potentially increase the range of options for meeting any or all of four principal requirements for reliable supply: provision of bulk power to make up for deficits in the variable output of solar and wind; system services (frequency response, reserves, voltage support) to provide increased flexibility in power system operation; management of variability to red ...

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