Energy storage has been expected to improve the working conditions and the stress-resistance of the grid, making it more secure, reliable and responsive, in the face of an increasing diffusion of renewables. What are the societal costs and benefits of neighbourhood storage? What value does it offer, and to whom? How could a neighbourhood battery influence the business model of an energy cooperative? Using Alliander’s neighbourhood battery as a case, this report presents the main findings from an exploratory research on the potential transformative impact of local energy storage in the energy transition.
Author: Antonia Proka