As renewables spread in microgrids, the role of energy storage is deepening as a peak shaving provider (and enhancer of demand response), and a smoother of power supply and minimizer of reactive power. Learn more in this May 25th post by Navigant, here.
Wondering what California local governments are moving forward with microgrids? Check out the microgrid at Santa Rita Jail (which is putting its microgrid to work for resiliency and demand response), or the work underway to develop microgrids at Fremont fire stations. Find more on microgrids available here.