October 21, 2019
The 2017 Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan directed staff to provide reports to support the development of the 2019 Plan. Reports about energy storage will be broken into two areas, with one report issued by Austin Energy’s Energy Market Operations group looking at the feasibility of bulk storage, while this report will look at distributed energy storage and other distributed energy resources through the lens of preliminary results from Austin Energy’s Austin SHINES (SHINES) project.
The SHINES project reporting is scheduled to be released per the project plan and schedule with US Department of Energy in CY19 and early CY20. This DER report is in addition and prior to the planned full DER Report per the SHINES project schedule.