TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTS

Part 1: Developing Energy Storage Solutions as the Key to Renewables

October 6, 2021 10:05am

Biju Gopi
Manager, Operations Engineering and Market Support
AESO

  • The latest on energy storage and dispatchable renewables as the province transitions towards 30 per cent renewables by 2030, and if they are needed, how they should be procured
  • Integration of energy storage into the AB market (impacts on consumers and competition)
  • Where we are and lessons learned from other jurisdictions
  • Overall implications of growing DER (distributed energy resources) technologies connecting to the distribution grid and how distribution utilities will need to look at how the two-way flows of power will affect planning, modelling etc.
  • Highlights from TransAlta’s WindCharger utility scale lithium ion battery storage (Pincher Creek)