In the past, storage technologies have been priced primarily by the difference between on-peak and off-peak energy prices (arbitrage). However, wind has boosted the value of regulation services and new pay-for-performance rulings are expected to recharge the industry. Sited and sized properly, large storage or aggregated smaller storage can offer benefits beyond arbitrage, such as firm capacity, ramping, spinning reserve, frequency regulation and black-start capability. “Right ...

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