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Energy Storage The Benefits of Behind-the-Meter Storage Adding Value with Ancillary Services

April 30, 2014



The benefits of behind-the-meter energy storage were evaluated through two closely related technology demonstration projects involving storage at several electric distribution cooperatives(co-ops) and Great River Energy (GRE), a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative in Minnesota. The overall goals were to validate the technologies and determine their value in demand reduction and for providing such ancillary services as frequency regulation and synchronous reserves to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator(MISO) electricity market.

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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