VIDEO: What America’s grid and market operators think about energy storage

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Gatekeepers of the electric grid – and electricity markets – in the US discuss the primary challenges facing energy storage and reveal what their organisations are doing to unlock the true value of batteries and other storage.

In this session from the Energy Storage Summit USA, hosted earlier this year by our publisher Solar Media, representatives of the New York ISO (NYISO), ISO New England and Texas' ERCOT market talk about some of the proactive and reactive moves their organisations are making to accommodate the rapidly expanding appetite for storage on electricity networks. The session was moderated by Sam Huntington, director for climate and sustainability of market research and analysis at IHS Markit. 

While interconnection queues for America’s electric transmission and distribution operators are “swelling up” with growing numbers of energy storage projects, some of the big challenges ahead include enabling fair market participation for both standalone storage and storage paired with generation. 

“The interest in and opportunities for energy storage are growing immensely right now. Perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in the ISOs, who have all seen their interconnection queues swelling up with storage in the past couple of years. Of course, integrating all of these resources creates new challenges,” Sam Huntington said. 

Taking part were: 

Moderator: Sam Huntington, director for climate and sustainability at IHS Markit

Panelists: Hanhan Hammer, lead analyst for market development at ISO New England

Kenneth Ragsdale, Principal/Chair, ERCOT

Zachary Stines, manager, energy market design, at NYISO

Producer / presenter: Lucy Jacobson-Durham, Solar Media 

Cover Image: A solar-plus-storage project in Amesbury, Massachusetts, in ISO New England's service area. Image: CS Energy. 

The Energy Storage Summit USA returns on 23-24 March 2022 in a live format! It will continue to foster and accelerate investment and deployment of energy storage globally. Through informative panel sessions and case studies from leading industry figures, networking roundtables and private workshop sessions. We will also see the return of the exhibition hall where you can explore the innovative solutions and products available within the industry and exchange business ideas.

There are digital tickets also available, book your ticket today at a discounted early bird price (limited availability)

Visit the website here for tickets and more information.

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