U.S. energy storage market sets first quarter record for deployments

According to Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report, 910 megawatt-hours (MWh) of new energy storage systems were brought online in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 252% over the first quarter of last year, making it the biggest first quarter so far for the U.S. storage market.

NREL report highlights how electrification increases the need for demand flexibility

Demand-side flexibility can support widespread electrification and a renewables-based power grid by providing operating reserves throughout the year thus reducing the need for natural gas plants and energy storage to fill in demand gaps, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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