Energy Storage and Flexible Demand
Energy storage and demand flexibility are key to enabling an electric grid powered by renewable energy.
Solar and wind are now the least expensive forms of energy in the power system, but they do not always generate electricity when it is most needed on the grid.
This misalignment between intermittent generation and consumer demand can be solved by storing energy during times of overproduction and shifting the timing of when electricity is consumed. Clean Energy Group is accelerating the integration of renewable energy onto the electric grid through educating advocates, policymakers, and regulators about the role of energy storage and demand-side programs, such as demand response and virtual power plants, in cost-effectively unlocking the clean energy transition.
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Advancing energy storage policies, programs, and regulations to accelerate an equitable clean energy transition and deliver benefits to every participant on the electric grid, from grid operators and utilities, to communities and individuals.
Advancing the development and implementation of programs and market mechanisms accelerating the deployment of distributed, customer-sited energy resources —such as battery storage, electric vehicles, and flexible loads— to make the electric grid more resilient and efficient.
Energy storage and demand response represent two of the most effective strategies to replace expensive, polluting peaker power plants with clean alternatives, particularly in constrained urban areas where peaker are predominated located.
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