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DNV GL sets sights on storage

Joint industry project to develop recommended practice for sector

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DNV GL is launching a joint industry project to develop recommended practice that will help drive the implementation of grid-connected energy storage systems.

The Gridstor initiative will boost efforts to accelerate the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid and the project consortium will feature 15 partners.

These will be drawn from “international suppliers to system integrators, end users and regulators”, DNV GL said, and the focus will be on the three key areas of system safety, operation and performance.

“With the rise of renewable energy sources into the grid, the need for a comprehensive energy storage framework recommended practice is stronger than ever,” said DNV GL global director for energy storage Ali Nourai.

“The successful deployment of tomorrow’s smart electricity grids requires clarity and widespread agreement on rules and regulations for energy storage systems.

“Through Gridstor we will combine our technical market expertise with interdisciplinary resources to achieve unified consensus and create market standardisation, enabling all stakeholders to accelerate and expand their energy storage implementation.”

Gridstor will kick off in January 2015 and DNV GL is urging companies interested in joining the consortium to get in touch.

Image: the scheme will help drive the integration of intermittent renewables such as wind (Gamesa)

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