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Alex Eller, Research Analyst

Alex Eller

Alex Eller is a research analyst in Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies program, leading syndicated research for suite of Energy Storage research services, as well as supporting the Advanced Batteries, Microgrids, Distributed Renewables, and DER Strategies research services. Eller specializes in global market analysis and competitive assessments to evaluate new products, company strategies, and forecast market growth for energy storage and other distributed energy technologies.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Eller served as an account manager at Energy Acuity, where he was also the lead analyst for a research project on the investment strategies of US power utilities. He has worked with diverse clients, including utilities, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, technology start-ups, and leading software providers to ensure they have a complete understanding of their target markets and the competitive landscape in the emerging distributed energy ecosystem. Eller has been cited in numerous industry publications and media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, BloombergUtility Dive, and Electric Light & Power.  He holds a BSBA in international business from the University of Denver.

Recent Reports

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  • Energy Storage Tracker 3Q17

    Market Share Data, Industry Trends, Market Analysis, and Project Tracking

    Energy storage is shifting from being considered a complementary addition to renewable energy projects to standalone solutions that provide customers and system owners with significant value. In 2016 and through 2017 thus far, traditional emerging markets in the energy storage sector became the prime targets for new and established ...

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  • Market Data: Energy Storage for Microgrids

    Advanced Batteries and Flywheels for Grid-Tied and Remote Microgrid Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    Although not required for microgrids to operate, energy storage systems (ESSs) have emerged as an increasingly valuable component of these distributed energy networks. Microgrids are typically centered around generators providing solely electricity or combined heat and power (CHP) that often run on natural gas or diesel. The additio...

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  • Energy Storage for Transmission and Distribution Deferral

    Centralized and Distributed Energy Storage Systems for T&D Deferral:

    Deferring upgrades to transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure has emerged as one of the principal benefits of stationary energy storage technology. This trend is evidenced by the growing number of new projects being developed around the world. Energy storage for T&D upgrade deferral, also known as T&D asset op...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: Non-Lithium Ion Batteries for Grid Storage

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 13 Non-Li-Ion Battery Energy Storage Vendors

    During the past 2 years, lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have emerged as the most widely deployed technology for new stationary energy storage projects. These batteries are typically selected due to the attractive combination of low cost and highly reputable vendors. Driven by increases in manufacturing capacity and sales volumes fro...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Off-Grid Offerings Aim to Keep Utilities Ahead of New Competition

    November 9, 2017

    Over the past several years, the falling costs for solar PV, energy storage systems (ESSs), and other distributed energy resources have prompted some industry observers to predict the major threats to the utility business model would be driven by increasing numbers of customers generating their own power. This prediction has proven ...

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  • Innovative Business Models Required to Drive Microgrids for Resilience

    October 17, 2017

    The devastation caused by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern United States has focused attention on the potential benefits of microgrids and local power generation. With widespread power outages and major damage to grid infrastructure, the opportunity to rebuild electrical systems with a more distributed and resilient a...

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  • Energy Market Participation for DER Continues Taking Shape

    September 12, 2017

    Distributed energy resources (DER) are often touted as having the potential to disrupt traditional energy markets by providing both reserve capacity and ancillary services. However, to date, there have been limited actual opportunities for this diverse set of technologies to provide these services. Regulatory efforts and collaborati...

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  • Energy Storage to Optimize and Advance CHP Generators

    August 31, 2017

    Energy storage is often associated only with the integration of renewable energy. However, recent market developments have highlighted the potential for storage to optimize both existing and new fossil fueled generators. While large-scale pumped hydro energy storage has been used on the grid for decades, those systems were rarely ti...

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Recent Press Releases

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