Monday, February 5, 2018

EIA Quantifies ‘Many Different’ Grid Functions Of Batteries

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Driven largely by installations over the past three years, the electric power industry has installed about 700 MW of utility-scale batteries on the U.S. electric grid, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). As of October 2017, these batteries made up about 0.06% of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity. The agency notes another 22 MW of batteries were planned for the last two months of 2017, with 69 MW more planned for 2018.