05 Aug '11, 6pm

Utility Scale Storage: Moving from Trials to Real World: Utility-scale storage is the Holy Grail to many in th...

Utility Scale Storage: Moving from Trials to Real World: Utility-scale storage is the Holy Grail to many in th...

Utility-scale storage is the Holy Grail to many in the industry. Some would say it is just around the corner , while others argue it is floundering outside of the realm of commercial viability . During a recent webinar, Utility-Scale Storage: Determining the Best Investment Strategy for Utilities , a group of experts tried to tease out the drivers that are pushing the industry forward and what is holding it back. There were varying opinions of what holds the most promise for storage on the grid, but there was a consensus that it was time to move out of the starting gate and ramp up the real world learning curve. “In the past year a lot of good things have happened,” said Imre Gyuk, program manger for energy storage research at the U.S. Department of Energy. He pointed to the deployment of $185 in stimulus funds for storage projects and federal and state legislation. Gyuk a...

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