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Energy Storage

Energy storage devices can manage the amount of power required to supply customers when need is greatest. They can also help make renewable energy—whose power output cannot be controlled by grid operators—smooth and dispatchable. Energy storage devices can also balance microgrids to achieve an appropriate match of generation and load. This page provides access to resources that policymakers can use to inform the design and implementation of policies and programs to advance deployment of energy storage technologies.

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2010 China-United States Renewable Energy Grid Integration Workshop (Website)

This website provides 16 presentations from a workshop held in Beijing, 7-8 December 2010, as well as a workshop summary.…

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The China Sustainable Energy Program

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Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Codes and Standards Resources (Website)

This United States Department of Energy webpage provides links to several National Renewable Energy Laboratory documents on codes and standards…

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United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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American Samoa’s Solar+Storage Microgrid

The island of Ta’u in the U.S. territory of American Samoa relied heavily on diesel generation to meet its electricity…

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Clean Energy Group

Resilient Power

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16 February 2017

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An Overview of Behind-The Meter Solar-Plus-Storage Regulatory Design: Approaches and Case Studies to Inform International Applications

This report is intended to offer key regulatory considerations for facilitating distributed solar photovoltaic (DPV)-plus-storage programs for retail customers. It…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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1 March 2020

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Backup Generators (BUGS): The Next Smart Grid Peak Resource?

This report examines consumer-owned backup generators (BUGS), which are distributed generation (DG) units used for emergency or standby applications and…

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United States National Energy Technology Laboratory

United States Department of Energy

Booz Allen Hamilton

Horizon Energy Group

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1 October 2010

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Battery Storage for Renewables: Market Status and Technology Outlook

This report aims to improve the understanding of the key considerations and drivers of battery storage for renewables. It also…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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31 January 2015

Policy Data

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Bridging the Gap Between Energy and Climate Policies in Brazil

This report describes a range of modeling scenarios for future greenhouse gas emissions and identifies opportunities and recommendations for harmonizing…

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World Resources Institute (WRI)

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1 September 2015

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Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6): Power System Transformation and the Smart Utility of the Future

The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how an accelerated rate of innovation and change is placing the…

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Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

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27 May 2015

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Clean Energy Trends 2012

This annual report includes tracking, forecasting, and market sizing the global solar, wind, and biofuels markets. The report also details…

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Clean Edge

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1 March 2012

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Competitive Electricity Market Regulation in the United States: A Primer

The electricity system in the United States is a complex mechanism where different technologies, jurisdictions and regulatory designs interact. Today,…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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1 December 2016

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Crossing the Valley of Death: Solutions to the Next Generation Clean Energy Project Financing Gap

One of the biggest impediments to further clean energy progress is a lack of capital for technologies that have advanced…

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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21 June 2010

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Emerging Frameworks for Aggregators in the EU

This policy brief shows that the market access for aggregators is improving in some EU countries, while other countries are…

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European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme

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1 June 2016

Deployment Data

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Electricity Storage: Technology Brief

IRENA and IEA-ETSAP extensively outline the technology in this report and offer insight into the potential it has. A brief…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

International Energy Agency - Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme (IEA-ETSAP)

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1 January 2013

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Electricity Storage and Renewables: Costs and Markets to 2030

This report was designed to be a comprehensive overview of the costs and performance of electricity storage systems, with a…

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International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Electricity Storage and Renewables: Costs and Markets to 2030

Battery systems can support a wide range of services needed for the transition to a sustainable energy system, from providing…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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Energy Storage Technology Options: A White Paper Primer on Applications, Costs, and Benefits

This paper describes in detail 10 applications that can support the entire chain of the electrical system, from generation and…

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Electric Power Research Institute

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23 December 2010

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Ensuring a Secure, Reliable and Efficient Power System in a Changing Environment

The power system of Ireland is driving major changes that require a fundamental understanding of key challenges, including system frequency…

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EIRGRID

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1 June 2011

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Flexibility Options in Electricity Systems

This authors of this report aims to comprehensively assess the spectrum of flexibility resources and options available to help enable…

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ECOFYS

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10 March 2014