Grid-Scale Battery Storage: Frequently Asked Questions

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


As costs continue to decline, jurisdictions are seeking to deploy increasing levels of utility-scale battery energy storage. This Greening the Grid document provides system planners and regulators with fundamental information about battery energy storage including which services these devices are capable of, how these devices interact with renewable energy and what barriers exist to their broader deployment.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-74426


  • ancillary services
  • barriers
  • battery energy storage
  • BESS
  • demand response and storage
  • Greening the Grid
  • grid integration
  • storage
  • utility-scale energy storage
  • value-stacking
  • variable renewable energy


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