FEATURE: Energy Storage Not at Tipping Point: Thoughts on Why and When

Power Engineering



08195.JPG"A quick scan of the headlines in the industry press would suggest energy storage is busting out, as utility-scale storage systems are being built to deal with the infamous duck curve, or imbalance of power production from renewable energy. The use of storage will be part of one big happy scenario of cheap, clean power, the theory goes. Every day you can read about another municipality, state or utility that has adopted a 100 percent renewable power grid goal, and despite derailment of the Clean Power Plan, utilities have not altered their renewable objectives."