Achieving the Long-Standing Promise of Battery Storage

by Dr. Elizabeth Cook, AEIC, VP of Technical Strategy

The development and evolution of the electric grid, from its early stages in the late 19th century to its current complex and dynamic state, has been driven by a continuous quest for more efficient energy storage and utilization methods. This historical trajectory has been marked by significant technological and infrastructural advancements, culminating in the integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) into the grid. BESS represents not just a technological leap but a fulfillment of a long-standing aspiration toward optimizing energy management.

The role of BESS in the industry’s transformative journey is multifaceted, offering solutions to several pressing challenges facing today’s grid. BESS integration heralds a new era of modernization, enabling the adoption of on-site energy sources and facilitating a transition toward a more sustainable, efficient, and resilient energy infrastructure.