Policy and market conditions remain the primary barriers to stacking energy storage services, reducing its cost-competitiveness with traditional technologies. This article explores two cases that show how treating energy storage as a traditional asset class providing either market-remunerated or regulated services limits its profitability, and how changing market rules creates regulatory risk that could be mitigated through stacking services.
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The Electricity Journal
Forrester, Sydney P., Ansha Zaman, Johanna L. Mathieu, and Jeremiah X. Johnson (2017) “Policy and market barriers to energy storage providing multiple services.” Electricity Journal 30(9): 50-56.