Astrapé Consulting was tasked with analyzing the capacity value of energy-limited resources (ELRs) in the New York Control Area (NYCA). The capacity value of these resources depends on the duration of reliability events, and not on the duration of elevated load periods. In other words, how well do resources with energy limits keep the lights on when reliability is threatened compared to the ability of perfectly available resources to perform the same service.
NY-BEST is working with NYSERDA on an initiative to reduce soft costs for distributed energy storage resources. NYSERDA’s goal with the program is to help residents, businesses, local governments, utilities, and communities see energy storage as a viable and cost effective option for reducing peak load, increasing resilience, and utilizing clean energy efficiently. Through this program, NYSERDA and its partners will provide resources and technical assistance that will develop and implement comprehensive strategies to reduce distributed energy storage soft costs.
The MESA Standards Alliance publishes open, non-proprietary specifications and information models that utilities, software developers and hardware manufacturers use to achieve interoperability among grid-scale energy storage components, as well as between utility control centers and energy storage systems.