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Applications: Grid Energy Storage


Energy storage systems provide wholesale market opportunities plus other benefits such as energy arbitrage, reduced transmission congestion, low local marginal prices, voltage regulation and frequency regulation. Industry experts believe energy storage will play a key role in supporting frequency regulation, ancillary services and solar and wind integration, relieving transmission and distribution congestion, and improving the balance of supply and demand.

It is estimated by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) that 10% to 25% of utility generation, transmission and distribution assets are needed less than 400 hours per year. Energy storage systems offer utilities a new option to improve capital utilization, defer investment and increase reliability throughout the system, particularly in rural and congested urban areas.