What is the value of energy storage on the electricity grid?

In the electric utility industry, energy storage is a very hot topic. It allows utilities to consider non-wires alternatives when planning for grid upgrades, it gives them flexible solutions through behind-the-meter applications and allows them to design virtual power plants via microgrids with short or long-duration energy storage. But have we figured out how best to compensate energy storage for all of the value it brings to the grid?

All of these topics, and more, will be up for discussion at next year’s DISTRIBUTECH International, set to take place February 9-11, 2021 in San Diego, California.

Energy Storage Track Chair, Julio Romero Aguero explains the energy storage hot topics of today and lays out what he sees as the future of the energy delivery space as it relates to energy storage.

Play the video below to hear what he has to say.

About Julio Romero Aguero

Dr. Julio Romero Agàƒ¼ero is Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation at Quanta Technology. He provides leadership to Quanta Technology in the areas of technology and business strategy, innovation, grid modernization, distribution systems analysis, planning and engineering, and integration of distributed energy resources and emerging technologies.

He has developed solutions in these areas for electric utilities and regulatory boards in the USA, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, he currently serves as Chair of the 2020 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference and Chair of the Energy Storage Track of DISTRIBUTECH 2021. He has served as Chair of the IEEE Distribution Subcommittee, Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Distributed Resources Integration, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

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Jennifer Runyon is a Content Director at Clarion Energy, writing, editing and posting content on POWERGRID International and planning conference sessions for DISTRIBUTECH's live and virtual events. She as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH International. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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