ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently joined industry leaders at Infocast’s Storage Week 2018 to examine the deployment of behind-the-meter and grid-connected energy storage systems.
Panel moderators, Kevin Hernandez, director at ScottMadden, and Scott Roulston, senior associate at ScottMadden, came away with key insights related to improving state regulatory policies, exploring the locational value of storage, and addressing the maturation of long-duration storage technologies.
As the benefits of energy storage become more widely accepted, questions, such as what the locational value of storage is, how can it be leveraged to address grid needs, and what regulatory measures are still needed to level the playing field, continue to be answered.
“The conversation has shifted significantly in just the last few years,” says Mr. Hernandez. “We have gone from talking about storage technologies, to regulatory barriers, and now to an increasing focus on implementing projects. It is no longer a question of ‘if and when’ energy storage will be deployed on the grid but ‘how and where’ to deploy it to best meet system needs.”
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