​​​​​​While electric cooperatives have long made use of battery energy storage, advancements in technology and plummeting prices for lithium-ion batteries have created new opportunities for both electric utilities and electricity consumers. By all measures, battery energy storage is, and will continue to be, an increasingly important tool for electric cooperatives. NRECA’s new report provides a deep and detailed dive into battery energy storage evaluation, operations, key use cases, and lessons learned from a variety of applications relevant to electric cooperative needs. This report provides insights designed to inform the decision-making of cooperatives that choose to explore possible investments in and uses of battery energy storage.

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