A new report from Navigant Research examines the growing opportunities for energy storage systems (ESSs) to provide numerous services to the grid, with global market forecasts for power capacity, energy capacity, and revenue, segmented by region, technology, and application through 2025.
Grid operators around the world are beginning to recognize the value that large-scale ESSs can provide, and utility-scale energy storage is expected to continue breaking into the mainstream electricity industry this year. As this occurs, the market is projected to move away from research and development (R&D) projects, pushing toward full commercial deployments.
According to the report, global installed power capacity for energy storage for the grid and ancillary services (ESGAS) is expected to grow from 1.1 GW in 2016 to 21.6 GW in 2025.
“The ESGAS market is being driven by increasing deployments of renewable energy, efforts to improve reliability, and the overall need to modernize the grid,” says Alex Eller, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Asia Pacific’s ESGAS market is expected to be both the largest and fastest growing over the coming decade, with annual deployments growing from 294.3 MW in 2016 to 9,355.6 MW in 2025.”
While several key macro trends are helping to drive ESGAS markets, including rapidly falling ESS prices and the growing need for electrical infrastructure around the world, the most significant is the substantial growth in the amount of renewable energy being deployed globally. According to the report, as the percentage of variable generation increases, energy storage can help grid operators maintain system stability and ensure the efficient integration of these new, clean resources.
The report, Energy Storage for the Grid and Ancillary Services, explores the growing opportunities for ESSs to provide numerous services to the grid and how these markets will evolve in the coming decade.
All major technologies for utility-scale energy storage, including advanced batteries and electromechanical systems, are covered in this report for the six top services that energy storage can provide. Global market forecasts for power capacity, energy capacity, and revenue, segmented by region, technology, and application extend through 2025. The report also examines the key business models related to ESGAS, as well as the competitive landscape.
An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download here.
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