Hybrid Storage Market Assessment: A JISEA White Paper

Sean Ericson, Wesley Cole, Jill Engel-Cox, Joyce McLaren, Katherine Anderson, John Glassmire, Steffi Klawiter, Dhiwaakar Rajasekaran, Eric Rose, Harshit Jayaswal

Research output: NRELManagement


This white paper evaluates which markets are best suited for battery storage and storage hybrids and reviews regulations and incentives that support or impede the implementation of standalone storage and battery hybrids. The costs of battery storage technologies have dropped in recent years, resulting in a seven-fold increase in installed capacity over the last decade (1). These technologies offer an attractive rate of return in some locations; however, cost and regulatory barriers still limit the market for storage. Hybridizing a battery (combining the battery with a generator) can in some instances reduce total system costs and increase value compared to separate installations. The fast ramping and dispatchability of a battery can complement the generator to provide services that neither battery nor generator could provide alone. Battery hybrids also benefit from some policy incentives and may be better able to meet market and regulatory requirements.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages59
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MP-6A50-70237


  • battery hybrids
  • battery storage
  • hybrid storage market
  • storage assessment
  • storage technologies


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