1. Battery Storage Holds Promise in the Commercial Market

    Battery Storage Holds Promise in the Commercial Market

    A study published Aug. 24 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in partnership with Clean Energy Group (CEG) found that about 25 percent of all commercial customers in the United States could cost-effectively reduce their electric-utility bills through onsite battery storage. The white paper, "Identifying Potential Markets for Behind-the-Meter Battery Energy Storage: A Survey of U.S. Demand Charges" (PDF), reported that some of the most promising market opportunities are in locations outside of the "first-mover" states known for progressive clean-energy policies (such as California and New York). These other states with promising markets include Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Michigan, Iowa, New Mexico and Texas.

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    1. This kind of utility survey and market analysis hasn't been done before. There are some studies that identified selective utility rates, but a study as comprehensive as this has not previously been done.
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