When electric utilities or companies declare that they will need new power capacity to keep up with the growing appetite for electricity, most people think of new power plants and transmission lines. But some companies are proposing something novel: grid energy storage systems. One such company, AES Energy Storage (one of the companies speaking at our Forum in Rome), is pioneering this emissions- and water-free technology. Utility-scale energy storage technology — which will no doubt be a much discussed cleantech topic in 2012 (and is already off to a quick start) — can help to green the grid by enhancing renewable energy’s role in meeting demand, particularly during peak electric consumption times of the day. It can also help to lower electricity rates for consumers. Read the full interview at the link below and come and listen to AES in person at our Forum in Rome.
If you want to know more about this and other topics directly from end users of energy storage technologies join us at one of these annual events: The Energy Storage World Forum (Grid Scale Applications), or The Residential Energy Storage Forum, or one of our Training Courses.