Comparing the Abilities of Energy Storage, PV, and Other Distributed Energy Resources to Provide Grid Services

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The grid is undergoing a transformation leading to greater utilization of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). DER devices include batteries, PV, and even aggregated hot water heaters or building lighting systems. At the core of this transformation are the services that these DER can provide to the grid. Presently each device type is siloed into its market or program, and the same services can receive different compensation based on what device is providing it. To start to break down this market inefficiency, the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) is leading an effort to solve the technical challenges to compare very different DER devices on their ability to supply each grid service.

In this webinar, guest speakers from GMLC discussed the drivers behind this research, the technical problems that need solving, and their progress so far in the areas of battery and photovoltaic systems.


  • David Rosewater, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Sudipta Chakraborty, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Moderator: Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)

This webinar was a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories, and is managed by CESA.