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Utility Planning and Storage Procurement

Original Webinar Date/Time:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT – 12:00 PM PT

Utilities are proposing to procure dramatically increased amounts of energy storage, as indicated in recently issued integrated resource plans.   Whether in response to ambitious state-level storage targets or due to improved economic analyses that accurately reflect the value of storage investment – or both – the burgeoning utility demand for storage solutions represents a significant portion of the growing front-of-the-meter storage market.

A clear understanding of how utilities consider and analyze storage options can help the industry effectively serve this growing market.  This webinar will provide answers to key questions such as:

  • How do utilities formulate investment plans, and how does storage fit in?
  • What refinements in utility analysis lead to more accurate valuation of storage?
  • How do utility planning approaches vary across use cases and applications?
  • How do utility resource plans change over time and translate into actual RFPs and projects?
  • What is the role of state public utility commissions in approving the resource plans?

A panel of three experts will explain how and why utilities decide to invest in storage:

  • Zachary Kuznar, Managing Director, Energy Storage, Microgrid and CHP Development, Duke Energy
  • Benjamin Inskeep, Principal Energy Policy Analyst, EQ Research
  • Suma Jothibasu, Engineer Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute


September 30, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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