1. 'Opportunities Everywhere': NREL Study Shows Mass Potential for Storage to Provide Peaking Capacity

    'Opportunities Everywhere': NREL Study Shows Mass Potential for Storage to Provide Peaking Capacity

    The booming U.S. battery storage market is showing no signs of slowing down, and a new government-funded report says its prospects could be even bigger than previously thought. "The Potential for Battery Energy Storage to Provide Peaking Capacity in the United States," published last month by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), concluded that every region across the country offers the potential for peaking capacity needs to be met by short-duration, four-hour battery storage systems.

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    1. The results show significant potential for energy storage to replace peaking capacity, and that this potential grows as a function of [solar] deployment.
    2. What the NREL report really shows is that there are gigawatts of capacity value in every wholesale market in every region of the United States.
    3. This study should not be confused or misinterpreted as being that final detailed reliability analysis.
    4. Alamitos energy storage will stand as the first of a new generation of energy storage procured as stand-alone alternatives to new gas plants.
    5. These values do not account for the large increase in potential that results from the impact of renewable energy on net load shapes.
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