Guidehouse: Distributed energy storage capacity deployments for Top 10 U.S. markets expected to increase 6X by 2030

Tuesday July 28, 2020 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Guidehouse Insights, Ricardo Rodriguez, distributed energy storage

BOULDER -- In 2020, the top 10 states for distributed energy storage are expected to reach 171.7 MW of DESS capacity, according to a new report from Guidehouse Insights.

By 2029, these 10 states are projected to deploy 1,072 MW of DESS capacity, an approximately sixfold increase from 2020.Guidehouse-logo 

The report examines the large and promising U.S. state markets for distributed energy storage, providing an overview of market drivers, policies, and new projects in 10 leading states.

Recent technological and manufacturing advances have led to significant cost declines in distributed energy storage systems (DESSs) located behind the meter (BTM), creating major motivation for the technology’s uptake.

As the number of cities, states, and businesses committed to carbon reduction goals swells and the demand for onsite generation of renewable energy mounts, distributed energy storage is poised to take a leading role in the new energy paradigm shift

“The U.S. distributed energy storage market has grown considerably from 2015 to 2020,” said Ricardo F. Rodriguez, research analyst with Guidehouse Insights.

“However, it is a highly fragmented with only a few U.S. states accounting for most activity, namely California and Hawaii.”

The report says this trend is expected to change quickly over the next decade as new states implement energy storage targets and supportive policies, particularly Massachusetts and New York.

Between 2020 and 2030, the market is projected to expand into an increasing number of states as utilities charge customers based on usage patterns, relay accurate price signals, and design rate structures that reflect the fixed and variable costs of providing electric service.

The report, Leading US States for Distributed Energy Storage, highlights large and promising state markets and explores the landscape of market drivers, policies, and new projects in each of the 10 leading states.

The report provides forecasts for new distributed energy storage deployments for the top 10 US states and the country’s market in its entirety. The report also provides an update to U.S. market forecasts considering recent changes, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An executive summary of the report is available for free download on the Guidehouse website.