New Jersey to Make Grid Smarter, More Flexible with Energy Storage

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New Jersey to Make Grid Smarter, More Flexible with Energy Storage

By Michael Panfil
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New Jersey to Make Grid Smarter, More Flexible with Energy Storage http://ow.ly/uV7AS via @EDFEnergyEX #SmartGrid
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 5:25pm

CAMPAIGN: US Climate & Energy

CONTENT: Blog

Energy storage devices that collect electricity at times of abundance and deliver when demand is greatest are essential to upgrading our outdated power grid to a smarter, more flexible electricity system. New Jersey took a positive step toward implementing more energy storage earlier this year when its Office of Clean Energy released a proposal to allocate $2.5 million for incentives that would encourage more energy storage use. EDF recently took the opportunity to comment on the proposal, highlighting the ways in which energy storage can deliver added resiliency, environmental benefit, and flexibility.

Energy storage could be critical in next storm

Energy storage can help stabilize a power grid, which is particularly important in a place like New Jersey where Superstorm Sandy left a third of homes and businesses in the state without electricity, even five days after the disaster. Large-scale deployments of energy storage can reduce peak or high demand, when the dirtiest power plants are usually turned on, while smaller, community-scale energy storage, when paired with renewable energy like solar power, can keep the lights on when the electric grid at large goes down. 

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Keywords: Clean Energy | New Jersey | Smart Grid | energy storage | renewable energy

CAMPAIGN: US Climate & Energy

CONTENT: Blog

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