Addressing Barriers to Energy Storage in Transmission Planning and Operations [HydroWIRES]

A complex set of technical and regulatory issues creates significant barriers that prevent PSH and other forms of energy storage from accurate representation in transmission planning and operational processes. These barriers are numerous and complex, and a full evaluation of them has not yet been done. As a result, current transmission planning, deployments and operations may be inefficient and, ultimately, may result in higher costs for customers. This project will identify those barriers, create a proposed participation model for PSH to provide transmission and market functions, and conduct a techno-economic analysis of PSH that fully quantifies its technical capability and economic value as a transmission asset.