NJ BPU Energy Storage Program Strawman Proposal

Posted: January 28, 2014 - 19:43 / NJ BPU / ESA Filings

In August 2012, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) released a study it had commissioned from Navigant Consulting, Inc. titled “Market Assessment Services to Characterize the Opportunities for Renewable Energy”. In the study, Navigant identified two potential opportunities for energy storage in the near term based on the amount of intermittent renewable energy (RE) installed or anticipated to be installed in New Jersey: 

  • Shifting renewable generation to more optimal times of the day; and 
  • Providing some of the additional frequency regulation that may be required with higher levels of intermittent RE 

 Navigant estimated that the current technical potential for storage associated with load shifting for solar PV is 500 megawatts (MW), with an additional 45 MW of storage representing the current technical potential for frequency regulation. 

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