GE Digital Gas Plants vs. Utility-Scale Batteries

By [email protected] It’s gotten easy to assume battery storage will become utilities’ tool of choice for tackling peak capacity and frequency regulation.

The technology has proved itself capable in PJM’s Reg D market. And more recently, Southern California turned to storage for rapidly deployed peak capacity assistance following the massive Aliso Canyon gas leak.

A growing litany of storage providers claim they can beat a new gas peaker plant on price, and are warning about the risks of stranded assets if utilities invest in single-purpose, low-utilization gas peakers instead.

The economic case against new peakers grows more compelling as battery storage costs come down. But

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