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Guidance on Integrating Energy Storage into Distribution Planning: Using Energy as a Non-Wires Alternative for Distribution Capacity
Deployment of energy storage can potentially enable utilities to defer or avoid the need for traditional grid upgrades, but it can be challenging to evaluate storage as part of distribution planning. This report provides guidance for distribution planners on how to effectively evaluate energy storage to mitigate system overloads or cases where grid components have […]
With more distributed energy resources connected to the distribution system, the industry needs methods to plan for and integrate these resources. EPRI has developed such methods and is working with utilities and vendors to implement them with existing distribution planning tools and data that most distribution planners have on hand.