ESA and NY-BEST Response to NYISO Market Issues Working Group Presentation on Energy Storage Market Integration

Posted: April 4, 2016 - 13:44 / Ancillary Services / ESA Filings

ESA & NY-­BEST strongly support NYISO’s efforts to further integrate advanced energy storage into its wholesale markets. ESA & NY-­BEST are also hopeful that the current Energy Storage Market Integration and Optimization discussion at NYISO will lead to substantive action toward lowering barriers to entry and providing market mechanisms that fully capture the multiple values that storage resources can   provide.

Energy storage will play a central role in supporting the modernization of New York’s electric grid and enabling the efficient use of clean energy at both centralized and distributed locations. Energy storage may offer energy to the grid during discharge, provide resource adequacy, serve as a source of fast-­‐ responding ancillary services, offer behind-­‐the-­‐meter load reduction and generation, provide an alternative to transmission infrastructure upgrades, act as a backup and resiliency resource, firm and time-­shift renewable energy, or provide a mix of these and other services.