As you are all aware, hurricane Harvey had a major impact on Texas and has left many residents without power. On August 28th, in order to facilitate the monitoring of the effects of the hurricane, the PUCT opened PUC Project 47552 – Issues Related to the Disaster Resulting From Hurricane Harvey. At
Part 4: Lessons from Existing Storage Applications
Parts I, II and III of our examination of the Texas energy storage market review various operating technologies in the state, including compressed air energy storage, battery storage, thermal storage, and flywheels. Perhaps, more importantly, is the diverse range of applications of electric storage technology being illustrated at the utility, microgrid and community levels.
Texas has become a leading example of the economic value of storage through innovative applications such as …
Part 3: Other Innovative Storage Technologies
Part 1 of this examination of the Texas energy storage market reviewed utility-scale applications in the state, while Part 2 highlighted several of the smaller-scale microgrid and community applications. This post discusses the other innovative storage technologies being used throughout the state.…
Part 2: Microgrid and Community Storage Applications
Part 1 of our examination of the Texas energy storage market reviewed utility-scale applications. This post highlights several of the smaller-scale microgrid and community applications operating in the state.
Lithium-Ion Battery Technologies
A number of utilities are utilizing lithium-ion battery technologies for these applications, including:…
Part I: Texas assumes a leading role in defining the value of storage
This first of four posts examining energy storage in Texas provides an introduction to storage technologies and describes the numerous utility-scale battery technologies currently operating in the state. The storage of electric energy is often called the “holy grail” of the future electric grid. While Massachusetts, California and Oregon have led in storage development through mandates and financial incentives, Texas is assuming a lead role in the nation through its innovative application of storage that further defines the vital role storage can play in enhancing grid reliability and lowering rates.…