The role distributed PV + storage plays in future utility grid operating models and their feasibility in energy access applications.
- Energy Storage:
The value of electrical energy storage through the framework of a social cost-benefit analysis, also looking at the optimization of storage in high renewable future scenarios.
- Networks and Distribution:
The implications of distributed energy resources and non-wire alternatives for paving a new path of grid operating and business models for utility companies and electricity suppliers.
- Smart Systems and Device Design:
Designing the electrical energy storage chemistry and dispatch schedule to fully capture the value streams and benefits it brings to the electric grid.
- Policy, Economics and Risk:
The risk assessment for the energy transition to more competitive markets at the distribution level and the implications new market constructs could have on energy security issues.