Energy storage becoming increasingly important Mix of solutions will vary by market, region The future US power system will likely include a mix a renewable energy, natural gas and energy storage technology, and that mix will probably vary by region, a group of CEOs representing various power generation resources agreed Tuesday. The Bonneville Power Administration, which markets wholesale power from 31 federal hydroelectric projects in the Northwest, went from zero to 4,000 MW of wind power in short time which created ramping issues, Laura Beane, president and CEO of Avangrid Renewables, said during a panel discussion at the Platts Global Power Markets Conference in Las Vegas. “They had a lot of near misses from a reliability perspective so they decided to build backup generation and proposed an integration charge of $12/MWh,” Beane said. Offering […]