What happens when solar and batteries join forces? Together they can make the electric grid optional for many customers.
Utility customers have had three options for meeting their electricity needs: buy it, make it, or eliminate it. But now they have a fourth option: to shift it through demand flexibility.
WHY IT MATTERS
Demand flexibility can unlock $13 billion per year of avoided grid investment and 10 to 40% savings on customer bills.
OTHER REPORTS OF INTEREST
Grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems are coming, and soon could supply the majority of customers' electricity needs.
Most batteries deliver a single, primary service. Yet customer-sited, multi-use batteries can deliver the most services and value to customers and the grid.