Issue 1, 2017

Agility in managing electricity grids: The case for batteries

Kurt Baes, Florence Carlot, Robin Francis, Adnan Merhaba

The rise in renewable energy has created unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of an electricity grid that was built on the assumption of power being provided predominantly by large, centralized generation sources and consumed as soon as it is produced. As a means of addressing these challenges, battery-storage technologies are therefore attracting great interest, and this article looks at their future role and the drivers and barriers to their greater adoption in major markets.

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Twice a year, Arthur D. Little covers the latest cutting-edge thinking on strategy, technology and innovation in its corporate magazine Prism. For over 20 years Prism has continually set the standards in innovative thinking and groundbreaking concepts in the world of business and management.

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