NEST Energy Storage Policy Working Papers

The NSERC Energy StorageTechnology (NEST) Network is designed and poised to takeCanadian research on potential Energy Storage (ES) technologies to markets,working with companies, utilities and governmental agencies, while training HQPand benefiting the Canadian energy sector and broader Canadian economy. NESTNetwork will develop a suite of ES technologies and systems to becommercialized by Canadian companies with trained HQP, leading to employmentand a robust economy.

SEI is a member of the network. SEI’s principal role is to participatein Research Theme 4 - This theme investigates and provide solutions fortechno-economic, policy, regulatory and social challenges in the successfulintegration of ES into energy systems. SEI is working specifically to:

1) Assess existing legislative and policy frameworksinternationally and at the federal and provincial levels, as they relate to thedevelopment and use of ES technologies, particularly in support of thelarge-scale integration of low impact but intermittent renewables, such as windand solar energy; and
(2) Make policy framework recommendations at the federal and provincial levelsto advance the further development and deployment of ES technologies in anenvironmentally and economically sustainable manner for the purpose offacilitating the large-scale integration of intermittent renewable energytechnologies. The project will include engagement with non-academic partnerswith experience and expertise in ES technologies, and their regulation, toaddress these needs.

Energy Transition in Denmark

Adam Jones

This paper examines and tries to understand the methods that Denmark has employed to utilize energy storage technologies in its transition to an energy system based on renewable resources.

Germany's Energy Transition

Adam Jones

This paper provides a description of the German energy system with a focus on the sectors which have been identified by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as targets for further reform, an explanation of the drivers for the application of energy storage, descriptions of existing energy storage systems in Germany, and analysis of policies which have been undertaken and those which are in the development stages.

Comparative Survey of Energy Storage Policy Frameworks - Jurisdictional Case Studies: U.S. and Select States

Shahab Shokrzadeh

This paper provides an overview of recent developments related to energy storage policy at the federal and state levels in the United States, including the November 2016 FERC proposed rule-making on energy storage and behind the meter aggregation.

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