Long-duration Energy Storage: A Critical Technology Pathway for Renewables Integration

Room: North 128
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 11:30AM - 12:30PM MST

The global energy market continues to transform as market forces are driving increased uptake of renewable energy and the retirement of dispatchable, synchronous generation (e.g. fossil-fuel power plants). Within this transition, there is a growing requirement for advanced solutions and technological innovations that provide flexible capacity in the form of long-duration, bulk-scale, storage to integrate ever-increasing levels of renewable energy while maintaining system reliability. 

Long-duration bulk storage will also play a key role as a transmission asset, optimizing or deferring new line capacity while providing contingency and enhancing grid resiliency. The panel will discuss long-duration storage as an important technology pathway given its abiltiy to replace aging grid infrastructure and integrate higher levels of renewable generation.