NREL Issue Brief: A Survey of State Policies to Support Utility-Scale and Distributed Energy Storage

Posted: October 16, 2014 - 11:30 / NREL / White Papers

Energy storage has the potential to offer multiple benefits to the power grid and to be a complimentary technology to variable renewable energy resources such as solar and wind. As these variable generation technologies increase in market penetration, storage technologies could provide ramping support to moderate a steep change in electricity demand, as well as regulation support to smooth moment-to-moment volatility.