Electric Cooperatives’ Insight: Innovation through Energy Storage
- Jul 24, 2020 4:09 pm GMT
This item is part of the Energy Storage Insights - Summer 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
The installed capacity of battery storage systems in the U.S. grew from 59 megawatts in 2010 to 869 megawatts at the end of 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). As more and more companies work toward sustainability goals, and with utilities focused also on power reliability and resiliency, we can expect the growth of battery storage systems to continue.
From our perspective at North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, strategically incorporating battery storage systems facilitates our ability to make the grid more flexible and resilient while delivering greater value to cooperative consumer-members. It also supports our recently announced, voluntary sustainability goals of achieving a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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