How and Who Should Determine the Value of Storage? You Decide

Room: 306
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM EDT

Industry analysts have one approach to valuation of storage, EPRI and the utilities have their own, and developers and advocates still others.  Whose version is best and what are the ramifications?  This session will look at the EPRI Energy Storage Valuation Framework Integrating Distribution Modeling approach; describe one utility’s inclusion of storage valuation in Integrated Resource Portfolio plans, and outline the developer or advocates’ perspective. Following this in-depth look into three approaches, the audience will then be engaged to determine which approach wins. Buckle up for a granular discussion of modeling approaches to valuation, including Return on Investment, ratepayer impact, location planning, and other factors.