California ISO tests flow battery tech that could decrease bulk storage costs

Utility Dive: U.S. energy storage deployment is expected to double in 2019 and exceed 4.4 GW by 2024, according to a March report by Wood Mackenzie and the Energy Storage Association. In 2018, the U.S. installed 350.5 MW/777 MWh of storage capacity, with 47% of deployments occurring front-of-the-meter.

Given the nationwide increase in renewable energy targets, utilities and wholesale market operators have ample reason to experiment with different types of storage technologies in order to determine which of them will provide the most benefits to the grid and consumers.

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