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Title: Market and Policy Barriers to Energy Storage Deployment

Electric energy storage technologies can provide numerous grid services; there are a number of factors that restrict their current deployment. The most significant barrier to deployment is high capital costs, though several recent deployments indicate that capital costs are decreasing and energy storage may be the preferred economic alternative in certain situations. However, a number of other market and regulatory barriers persist, limiting further deployment. These barriers can be categorized into regulatory barriers, market (economic) barriers, utility and developer business model barriers, cross-cutting barriers and technology barriers.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Dept. of Energy (DOE), Washington DC (United States) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  3. Consultant
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1337804
Report Number(s):
SAND--2013-7606
7583
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Energy Analysis (EI-30) (Energy Analysis Corporate)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE Energy storage, ancillary services, essential grid assets, variable renewable energy resources