1. The Year Energy Storage Hit Its Stride

    The Year Energy Storage Hit Its Stride

    “Just-in-time” delivery has become an ideal for many industries looking to optimize their efficiency and responsiveness. For the power sector, though, it’s been the business model for well over a century—and that’s the problem. The North American grid is the largest distribution system on earth, yet it’s one with virtually none of its product in reserve. For the most part, electricity needed by customers and the system must be produced at the moment it’s required. At the end of 2013, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Department of Energy (DOE) data, the United States had about 1,200 GW of installed generating capacity and a miniscule 21.1 GW of grid-connected, utility-scale storage (counting projects larger than 1 MW). 

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    1. We're going to see different types of energy storage systems deployed for different uses.
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