NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING:What's the value of energy storage? It's complicated


Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.


  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-20,000 Scientists Have Signed ‘Letter To Humanity’
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The World Transition To New Energy Explained
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-French Wind Proves Huge Value To Grid
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Egypt Fires Up $2.8BIL Solar Project


  • TTTA Thursday-Arnold To Sue Big Oil for Murder By Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Grows On, With Big Jump By Community Solar
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Is The Cleanest Safest New Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-Plug-In Cars Are The Cleanest Driving

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Details Of California’s Transportation Electrification Revolution
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Customer Demand And Economics Move Rural Co-ops To New Energy

  • TODAY’S STUDY: U.S. New Energy Now
  • QUICK NEWS, March 13: It’s Official – Feds Find Humans Are Causing Climate To Drastically Change; New Energy Is Winning In The Free Market; Big $$$ Goes To MA Ocean Wind Jobs

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Climate Change Diet
  • QUICK NEWS, March 12: The Right Climate Change Question; New Energy Is Minnesota’s 2ND-Biggest Power; NY To Put $1.4BIL Into New Energy
  • --------------------------


    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish



    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart




      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.


    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, March 19:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The South Lets The Sun In
  • QUICK NEWS, March 19: Gotta Get Serious About New Energy; Big Money Bets Big On Plug-In Cars; Hollywoodland’s 100% New Energy Pitch

    Wednesday, August 03, 2016

    ORIGINAL REPORTING:What's the value of energy storage? It's complicated

    What's the value of energy storage? It's complicated; Experts agree storage costs are falling, but few are sure of how to value storage

    Herman K. Trabish, October 20, 2015 (Utility Dive)

    Of the many questions about energy storage, none goes as unanswered as pinpointing the technology's price tag…[But whatever the exact] price is, it's coming down fast and will continue to do so…[GE’s initial costs about $2,000 per kWh…[but have dropped about two-thirds and the company] expect costs to drop another 50% in the next four to five years…Researchers at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) say the basic question is how to value the ability of storage to meet energy system needs. And RMI finds value depends on the location and type of grid service.

    The researchers found some 37 different services that storage can provide, but narrowed their study to 13 fundamental services. The three stakeholder groups the benefits of those services go to are customers, utilities, and independent system operators/regional transmission organizations (ISO/RTOs). The researchers allocated the services among three grid levels: centralized, transmission-connected storage; distribution-connected storage; and behind-the-meter connected storage. They concluded batteries deployed for a single primary service generally do not provide a net economic benefit but stacking other uses on them shifts the economics in favor of storage. click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook


    Post a Comment

    << Home