ESA Reports

35x25: A Vision for Energy Storage

Published November 2017

This white paper, 35x25: A Vision for Energy Storage, details the emerging opportunities to drive the deployment of more than 35 gigawatts of new energy storage systems in the U.S. by 2025 and, in turn, move the U.S. toward a disruption-proof grid. Additionally, this report details the steps that legislators, regulators, and utilities can take to enable this vision.

Advanced Energy Storage in Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)

Updated June 2018

Energy storage deployments are increasing across the U.S., contributing to a more efficient, resilient, sustainable, and affordable grid. To continue this progress, it is imperative that utility integrated resource planning be updated to consider advanced energy storage as a viable option for system capacity. In this June 2018 update to ESA’s primer on Advanced Energy Storage in Integrated Resource Planning, we provide an overview on how to appropriately include advanced storage in long-term utility resource planning processes with examples from utilities already doing so.

Updating Distribution Interconnection Procedures to Incorporate Energy Storage

Published January 2018

This white paper provides direction to policymakers looking to update distribution interconnection rules to incorporate energy storage technology. It includes an overview of the types of distributed energy storage systems customers are likely to adopt, addresses the main interconnection hurdles facing energy storage systems, and proposes a set of recommendations on how to address those challenges in interconnection standards.

State Policies to Fully Charge Advanced Energy Storage

Published July 2017

State policymakers, utilities, businesses, and households are increasingly looking to advanced energy storage to reduce costs of electric service, enhance electric system reliability, and integrate more renewable resources onto the grid. This document offers a menu of the many actions that state policymakers and regulators can pursue to remove barriers to and accelerate storage deployment.