Front-of-the-meter Battery Storage vs Natural Gas Peakers: How will Utilities Manage Peak Load Going Forward?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
With many states mandating a zero-carbon grid, can battery storage systems effectively replace natural gas peaker plants? Is the levelized cost of energy from a new battery storage project cost competitive with a new natural gas peaker today? Will hybridization of existing natural gas peakers with battery storage improve the efficiency and utilization rates of these plants, especially considering that today’s battery technology cannot cost effectively handle long duration events? This session will provide insight to these questions.