Energy Storage Integration (Report)
Between September 12 and October 24, 2013, the AESO conducted four industry work group sessions to help identify and address priorities with respect to energy storage integration in Alberta. Energy storage project proponents, market participants and academics were represented in the work group sessions.
Based on stakeholder input received during the work group sessions three immediate top priorities to advance the integration of storage technologies in Alberta were identified. The three priorities developed from the storage work group sessions were:
- Developing technical and operating requirements to connect and operate energy storage facilities
- Determining the appropriate tariff rate to apply to energy storage facilities
- Reviewing technical requirements for the provision of Operating Reserves considering the attributes of energy storage technologies
In May 2014, the AESO released the Energy Storage Integration Discussion Paper (see 'Links' below) which explored key considerations regarding these top three priorities in greater detail.