March 28, 2022

Toolkit Introduction

Download the Introduction for important background on the BATRIES Toolkit and how to use it, as well as unique characteristics of energy storage that informed this work.
Cover of the Introduction Chapter

The first chapter of the Toolkit and Guidance for the Interconnection of Energy Storage and Solar-Plus-Storage (Toolkit) provides an introduction the Toolkit and background on the project that produced it. In addition to providing a Quick Reference Guide of all of the Toolkit chapters, it also provides guidance on how state regulators, utilities, and other stakeholders can use the Toolkit to address challenges in energy storage interconnection.

The introduction then goes on to explain the unique characteristics of energy storage systems compared to other distributed energy resources (DERs), which make it important to evaluate storage differently in the interconnection process. It further explains the ways assumptions in interconnection rules will need to change to support safe and efficient interconnection of these systems.

 You can read the majority of the Introduction, and download it without completing a form, here. Completing the form at right will add you to our email list to receive updates about this project, in addition to providing you with the Introduction chapter file.

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Solar Energy and Technologies Office Award Number DE-EE0009002.0001. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.