Our Technologies & Expertise

We are committed to being technology and vendor neutral. Our experts will always work with clients to propose the best solution for their specific economic, environmental and stakeholder requirements.
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Our Energy Storage Solutions

Energy storage plays an integral role in many of our solutions, sometimes as a stand-alone technology and other times as part of a wider set of distributed generation assets. Energy storage use-cases are varied: reducing customers' energy prices through peak shaving; supporting electric vehicle fast-charging stations; or helping to integrate solar PV and cogeneration electricity into a campus’s grid.

In addition to our work on energy storage projects behind customers’ meters, we have also developed significant expertise developing utility focused energy storage projects. For example, we have worked with Con Edison to install front-of-the-meter systems, on customer sites in constrained areas of the grid. Con Edison can use these systems to reduce peak loads on their distribution system. Similar projects can help utilities with non-wire alternative solutions, as well as meet energy storage mandates without sacrificing control of assets on their distribution system.

 

• BNEF calculates that energy storage costs have dropped by 76% since 2012. Further, GTM believes FTM system prices are due to decline 25% over 2019 and 2020.

• Lithium-Ion and Flow are the two most commonly used battery types.

• It is projected that by 2024 U.S. energy storage annual deployments will reach 4.4 GW and the U.S. energy storage market will be worth $4.7 billion.

Non-Wires Alternatives (NWAs) refer to a suite of options such as distributed generation or energy storage designed to avoid the need for traditional equipment upgrades such as transmission and distribution lines or transformers. A ‘DBOOM’ business model whereby a third-party owns the solution, such as a battery, and pays the owner of the location site lease payments can help to push NWA projects forward. Full value to the utility is ensured by providing them with control over location and dispatch.