- February 26, 2019
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A new article from The Regulatory Review underscores the importance of sound energy storage policies, especially in order to avoid unintentional increases—rather than decreases—in associated grid emissions.
In particular, "...anyone who operates an energy storage system, residential or grid-scale, needs a clear way to gauge how the system is affecting emissions. WattTime, a non-profit organization, for example, has been developing real-time greenhouse gas emissions signals to give that exact information. This stream of information looks at what kind of energy source will be fired up with the next uptick in electricity demand. If the next uptick will be fueled by natural gas or another fossil fuel, anyone who charges storage equipment at that time and then uses it later instead of renewable resources will be increasing pollution. Once energy storage owners can see these emissions signals, they should be encouraged to take that information into account as they decide when to charge and discharge."