Non-technology Barriers to the Deployment of Distributed Energy Storage
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Distributed energy storage has many potential uses, including
the provision of market services such as ancillary services and energy, and
the provision of infrastructure services, such as distribution deferral.
Although such uses of storage are recognized, there are still a number of
non-technology barriers to such use of distributed energy storage. In this
talk, we will survey two such issues: (1) challenges in modeling the use of
distributed energy storage for multiple (and potentially competing)
applications and (2) cost-recovery and regulatory issues related to using
storage for multiple applications. We also discuss some potential solutions
to these issues.
Ramteen Sioshansi is an associate professor in the
Integrated Systems Engineering department and an associate fellow in the
Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. His research
focuses on the integration of advanced energy technologies, including
renewables, energy storage, and electric transportation, in energy systems.
He also works in energy policy and electricity market design, especially as
they pertain to advanced energy technologies. He is currently serving a
two-year term on the Electricity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department