Distributed Energy Storage can be utilized for many applications, including shifting intermittent energy sources from off-peak to serve on-peak demand, such as smoothing (e.g. second-by-second or minute-by-minute renewable integration), shaping (e.g. renewable integration in less than 60 minutes), and firming (e.g. hour-by-hour renewable integration). Also, some of the many other applications include frequency regulation, as well as improving system reliability, quality, and security.
However, this meeting will focus on how distributed energy storage can be used advantageously both by utilities and by end-users.
There are numerous critical challenges to the widespread implementation of distributed energy storage. Among them:
REGULATION & LEGISLATION: Socializing the cost of storage
How can regulation address the allocation of costs for distributed energy and distributed storage?
Will California lead in the United States with proactive legislation, such as AB 2514 in California?
ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGY: Overcoming the obstacles to market adoption
What are the most promising energy storage technologies?
What Strategic partnerships are required to accelerate the development of storage technology?
NEW BUSINESS MODELS & APPLICATIONS: Capturing multiple value streams
What are the advantages and disadvantages of utility storage ownership versus third-party ownership?
How might the development of electric vehicles, micro grids, and other clean technologies impact the business models for distributed energy storage?
Tad Glauthier, Vice President, Operations and Customer Development, Stem, Inc.
Dean Tuel, VP Business Development, Xtreme Power
Ryan Wartena, CEO & Founder,Growing Energy Labs Incorporated (GELI)