Energética XXI International No 158. Jun/Jul 2016

The True Value of Energy Storage

Energy storage implementation will increase the levels of wind and solar that can be accommodated by the electricity system and be a crucial component of future renewables growth. However, the positive ramifications go well beyond the energy sector. For government, industry and society, storage will bring value in multiple ways from power quality, reliability, security of supply, price stability to environmental and other social benefits. The full potential of energy storage and its true value are yet to be discovered.