Five Steps to Energy Storage
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- Jan 29, 2020 1:28 pm GMTJan 27, 2020 12:30 am GMT
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There's a lot that I like about my job, but if I could single out one thing, it would be that as part of a neutral NGO I can pick up the phone and ask energy executives from across the globe about their thoughts on the energy transition and what policy or technology is making the most impact. Most recently, my colleague Pauline Blanc and I spoke with 39 energy executives from 17 countries. The topic - energy storage and what are some opportunities and obstacles to this flexibility tool. The one issue that came up in every single interview was this - yes, battery storage is renewable energy's best friend, but we need to identify all its values and be open to all storage technologies; it can a best friend to the whole system.