US plans 14.5 gigawatts of battery storage online by 2025

01 10 2021 | 12:26

The US has over 14GW of battery storage capacity planned to come online from 2021 to 2024, according the Department of Energy (DoE).

The DoE’s statistical arm – the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) – said in its ‘Annual Electric Generator’ report that a total of 14.5GW is due to be installed in the period.

It noted that 9.4GW will be co-located with solar farms and 1.3GW with wind farms or fossil-fuel generators.

The remaining 4GW of planned battery storage will be located at standalone sites, EIA said.

It said that historically most US battery systems have been located at standalone sites, with 71% of the 1.5GW operating at the end of 2020 standalone and only 29% co-located.

[Staff Report]



30 September 2021