Energy storage is emerging as a technology with the potential to improve the process of transitioning the power system. In fact, DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2018 Report indicates that renewables and battery storage will force a profound change in the world’s energy mix in the coming decades.
DNV GL’s new Utility Dive Playbook explores how the company worked with an American utility and Netherlands-based distribution grid operator to use storage to integrate renewables, improve benefits for customers, and cut costs – while also meeting the challenges of technical risk and bankability.
- Enpuls, a Dutch distribution utility, which created a successful community battery storage program with a time-of-use tariff to manage the integration of variable renewables.
- Seattle City Light in the United States, which wants to develop a microgrid that includes a rooftop solar system and lithium-ion battery storage at the city’s Miller Community Center.
- Kennedy Energy Park in Australia, for which DNV GL helped identify and understand this complex, world-leading wind, solar and battery plant’s technical risk exposure and viability.