Capturing Grid Power: Performance, Purpose, and Promise of Different Storage Technologies

Posted: August 11, 2009 - 05:05 / IEEE / Reports

Although energy storage in utility grids has existed for many decades, the impact of storage in future grids is receiving more attention than ever from system designers, grid operations and regulators. The amount of storage in a grid and its value is also a subject of debate.  Understanding the leading storage technologies and how they can affect grid operations is an important first step in this assessment.