Energy Storage Capacity in the Velocity Suite




 
Interest in energy storage is at an all-time high. Maryland, California, Vermont, Hawaii and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are initiating legislation to encourage and clarify the regulatory status of energy storage projects. The capacity of operating energy storage projects in the Velocity Suite has increased from 473 MW at the end of 2015 to 1,440 MW by the end of 2016. An additional 186 MW became operational in April 2017. Below is a visualization of this growth generated from the Daily New Entrants Capacity dataset.
 

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In response to growing capacity and interest in energy storage projects, the item “Storage Capacity MW” has been made available in the Velocity Suite for analysis across several datasets: Generating Unit Capacity, New Entrants Phase Summary, and Daily New Entrants Capacity.
 
Data from New Entrants Phase Summary shows planned energy storage capacity currently slated to come online through 2022.
 

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Energy storage projects can be visualized by status, size and prime mover, by datamining into the Intelligent Map from Generating Unit Capacity.
 

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In addition, “Storage Capacity MW” now appears in the New Entrants Analyst, as shown below, to allow quick access to all the information you need in one location.
 

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For additional information or questions on how to use tools within the Velocity Suite, please contact Customer Support.
 
Author:
 
Andrea Baker – Energy Analyst – Power