Energy Storage Information & Resources

As the U.S. energy landscape evolves, energy storage will enable renewables to meet their full grid potential and will play a pivotal role in creating a truly sustainable energy future.

Tradewind Energy has an expanding energy storage portfolio, with projects in development in multiple markets throughout the U.S. We are constantly evaluating best-in-class energy storage technologies to implement energy storage solutions that provide maximum value to our partners. In addition, we present flexible contracting structures to meet the needs of our utility and commercial customers.

 

Why Energy Storage?

 

Energy storage provides real-time balance of power supply and demand, creating more reliable, stable, and productive power grids for our country.

The energy storage industry is expanding rapidly, with over 40% annual growth predicted from year 2018 to 2023.

Energy storage does what traditional renewable resources cannot – stores energy in times of excess production and discharges that energy when it is needed.

When paired with renewable assets or on its own, energy storage is capable of providing flexible, firm, and clean energy and capacity.

 

 

 

Energy Storage + Wind or Solar Power

 

Tradewind understands the value of energy storage. Whether combined with wind or solar power or used stand-alone, energy storage is a scalable, clean, and resilient source capable of meeting the demands of current and future customers.

 

Benefits of Solar + Storage

  • Ability to charge the storage system from solar output during periods of low-demand and discharge during periods of high-demand
  • Firm capacity and energy from a renewable resource
  • Storage portion qualifies for the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) when charged from solar
  • Added system flexibility/black start and ramp rate control capability
  • Ability to provide ancillary services, capacity, and day ahead energy commitment

 

Benefits of Wind + Storage

  • Ability to charge the storage system from wind output during periods of low-demand (typically night time) and discharge during periods of high-demand (evening)
  • Curtailment avoidance: ability to charge the batteries at times of wind curtailment
  • Firm capacity and energy from a renewable resource
  • Added system flexibility/black start and ramp rate control capability
  • Ability to provide ancillary services, capacity, and day ahead energy commitment

 

Benefits of Stand-Alone Energy Storage

  • Compact and emissions-free: stand-alone storage can be sited near load or other strategic locations
  • Flexible generation and load providing multiple grid benefits where needed
  • Qualification as a transmission and distribution asset