Energy storage has become big news and a valuable contributor to the energy sector. The interest in energy storage is expanding for a couple of reasons.
As utilities continue to add renewables to the grid, storing electrons and releasing them as needed is a key ingredient to solving the intermittency problem, particularly with wind and solar. Secondly, evolving technology now gives consumers more control of their energy use, and companies have formed to take advantage of that.
This renewed interest in energy storage has been motivated primarily by declining costs of technologies, volatile fuel prices, new markets opportunities, transmission and distribution challenges on the electricity grid, and the emergence of intermittent renewable energy generation.
This conference will provide an overview of the regulatory landscape, load profiles, the economic justification of storage, non-wire alternatives, case studies and lessons learned.