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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