Storage helps combat US weather outages

Energy storage can reduce grid outages due to storms like Sandy. Photo credit: The National Guard, New Jersey

Energy storage can reduce grid outages due to storms like Sandy. Photo credit: The National Guard, New Jersey

The Obama administration is touting energy storage as a way to keep the lights on in the event of power outages caused by severe weather. A paper out this month, titled ‘Economic benefits of increasing electric grid resilience to weather outages’, notes weather-related issues are the main cause of blackouts in the country and advocates storage as a way to improve system flexibility and robustness.
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