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Non-technology Barriers to the Deployment of Distributed Energy Storage

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Ramteen Sioshansi
UMOR Power Seminar & MPEL Seminar
February 2, 20173:00pm - 4:00pm
1005 EECS

About the Event

Distributed energy storage has many potential uses, including the provision of market services such as ancillary services and energy, and the provision of infrastructure services, such as distribution deferral. Although such uses of storage are recognized, there are still a number of non-technology barriers to such use of distributed energy storage. In this talk, we will survey two such issues: (1) challenges in modeling the use of distributed energy storage for multiple (and potentially competing) applications and (2) cost-recovery and regulatory issues related to using storage for multiple applications. We also discuss some potential solutions to these issues.


Ramteen Sioshansi is an associate professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering department and an associate fellow in the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the integration of advanced energy technologies, including renewables, energy storage, and electric transportation, in energy systems. He also works in energy policy and electricity market design, especially as they pertain to advanced energy technologies. He is currently serving a two-year term on the Electricity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Energy.