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Principal NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC

Peter Kelly-Detwiler has nearly 30 years of experience in the area of electric energy, retail power, and distributed energy assets. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler provides strategic expertise in the areas of...

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  • Dec 9, 2020

Energy storage is on the move and won't look back, as the energy landscape continues to evolve to something smarter and cleaner.


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Matt Chester on Dec 9, 2020

Thanks for the updates, Peter. What do you see as the biggest hurdles remaining as energy storage continues on its march?

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Peter Kelly-Detwiler on Dec 9, 2020

Safety remains something to be concerned about, although the APS McMicken and Orsted UK battery fires are the only utilty-scale ones of consequence to date that I am aware of. Given the number of projects announced in the past quarter by the likes of NextEra and a whole slew of other developers, it's clear we will continue to see numbers climb for utility scale projects.  For behind-the-meter, I am hearing there is a shortage of product, both batteries and inverters, that may slow things down short-term. The growth there simply had not been anticipated so ramp-up has been difificult.  Potential accelerants to both sectors could be an ITC enacted for storage with the new administration.  That falls under the 'innovation' category that GOP Congressional members may be more likely to embrace than some other supports.  We'll see!

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