The Anonymous Widower

US Deployed 98MW / 208MWh Of Energy Storage During First Quarter Of 2020

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Energy Storage News.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Research firm Wood Mackenzie has held onto its forecast that the US will deploy around 7GW of energy storage annually by 2025 and found that 97.5MW / 208MWh of storage was installed during the first quarter of this year.

The United States may be led by a President, who doesn’t believe in global warming, but individuals and businesses in the country seem to believe in battery storage and the benefits it brings.

This is an interesting paragraph from the article.

The overall deployments were also down in megawatt-hour terms: 208MWh in total was a 43% decrease quarter-on-quarter and down 34% year-on-year. Wood Mackenzie found that this was due to a majority of front-of-the-meter projects coming online being short duration energy storage. This meant that FTM storage accounted for 13% of Q1 2020 deployments in megawatt-hours but for 22% of the total megawatts deployed.

Front-of-the-meter storage is mainly used to maintain supplies, when demand is going up and down like a yo-yo in an area. Companies like Gresham House Energy Sorage Fund seem to be funding these batteries in the UK. Gravutricity, Highview Power and Zinc8 also seem to be targeting this market.


It would appear that the energy storage market is healthy on both sides of the Atlantic

June 9, 2020 - Posted by | Energy Storage | , , , ,


  1. Renewables are doing well despite the best efforts of the liar in chief. The US has few nice geographic advantages relative to most European countries in this respect. First it is further South and gets more sunshine hours. Also it is easier to build windmills on land because of the lower population density.

    Comment by William McIntyre | June 9, 2020 | Reply

  2. The States has also got two mountain ranges that are suitable for pumped-storage.

    Comment by AnonW | June 9, 2020 | Reply

    • Plus the Midwest is insanely windy. People call it the Saudi Arabia of wind. Costs for wind power there are remarkably low.

      Comment by William McIntyre | June 10, 2020 | Reply

  3. I didn’t know that about the Mid-West. Most of my time in the States has been spent on the coast or Houston.

    Comment by AnonW | June 10, 2020 | Reply

      The coasts tend to me more suited to solar, particularly in the South. But in the center of the country in places like Iowa and north Texas wind is furiously taking over even without subsidies. I’ve been there a few times and it almost never quits blowing.

      Comment by William McIntyre | June 10, 2020 | Reply

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