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Co-Locating Energy Storage & Renewables with Brian Knowles

  • Renewables
  • 52 min listen

Combining energy storage and renewables tackles intermittency and synchronicity (the famous duck curve) and unlocks economics and trading opportunities. However, implementation is challenging. For example, the technical and engineering challenges around which battery and the transformers required to connect to the grid (currently on extended backlog). The contracts and commercials are challenging. How will market participants manage and profit from the trade? The answer depends on location and the regulatory environment. Joining us to discuss the complexities and opportunities around combining energy storage and renewables is Brian Knowles, Director of Energy Storage and Flexibility at Pexapark, the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) pricing and consulting firm. Brian has a unique background pioneering the deployment and commercialization of energy storage with wind and solar projects in Europe and the US.