Battery storage technology has seen exponential growth in a short amount of time as both utilities and merchant power producers have installed batteries for a variety of purposes, from replacing peaking power plants to providing ancillary services for the grid.
But a different set of regulatory incentives could speed up battery storage’s graduation from niche technology to formidable player in the energy industry, according to a number of different industry leaders at the Energy Storage Association’s annual conference held April 25-27 in Charlotte, N.C.
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