energy storage, integrated utilities, integrated renewable energy, integrated solar, integrated wind, windpower, solar power, wind power, renewables, grid renewables, utilities, utility
Utilities have always looked for ways to increase the reliability, flexibility, security and efficiency of power delivery systems. The introduction of alternative energy sources and active energy markets has led to an increased focus on energy storage to address both traditional and emerging power system needs, such as to maintain/improve reliability, defer capital investments, integrate DER, enable microgrid implementation, enhance system efficiency and performance, and enable new electricity market products and concepts.
This track presents applications of centralized and distributed energy storage technologies to address existing and emerging power delivery issues, and enable grid modernization and the transition to the grid and utility of the future. It discusses technical, business and regulatory aspects of energy storage including applications, engineering design, operations, planning, benefit/costs analyses, implementation barriers and regulation/policy challenges. Presentations and discussions focus on real-life industry experiences and results from actual utility projects.