Positively Charged: The Emergence of Battery Energy Storage Among Electric Distribution Co-ops

March 2018

Key Points

  • The adoption of battery energy systems among electric distribution cooperatives is set to grow, garnering increased attention through 2018 and beyond.
  • Peak demand reduction is driving interest in battery systems among ED coops.
  • Electric coops are seeking partnership with leading vendors that can provide strong warranties that guarantee the battery will perform as intended.
  • Lithium-ion batteries lead the market, and will likely define the future of battery energy storage in the U.S.

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