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Alex Eller, Senior Research Analyst

Alex Eller

Alex Eller is a senior 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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  • Innovations in Power Conversion Technology for Grid Storage

    Utility-Scale, Behind-the-Meter, and Off-Grid Storage: Market Dynamics, Technology Trends, and Global Forecasts

    As the global energy storage industry continues its path of rapid growth and technological innovation, power conversion systems (PCS) are emerging as a key enabling technology to facilitate optimal grid integration. Much of the industry focus over the past several years has been on battery technology, with significant decreases in p...

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  • Advances in Battery Chemistries Drive Greater Specialization across Energy Storage Applications

    Research surrounding improved battery chemistries is progressing quickly and will soon have a significant impact on the battery industry. Lithium ion (Li-ion) is the primary chemistry used today for applications that require flexible operating parameters. However, several emerging applications such as materials handling, advanced tr...

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  • Optimizing Fossil Fuel Generation with Energy Storage

    The development of energy storage has been tightly associated with the integration of renewable energy. However, energy storage is one of the most versatile technologies on the grid. A new generation of projects combining energy storage with fossil fuel (ESFF) generators is shifting the paradigm of how energy storage is utilized. In...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: Microgrid Controls

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 15 Microgrid Controller Vendors

    The key to success for any microgrid project is the controls platform. Whether intentionally islanding from the utility grid or responding to a signal from a grid operator to provide ancillary services, the microgrid controller can be viewed as the heart of the microgrid. It is vital to the success of microgrid projects whether focu...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Latest California Projects Are a Landmark for Energy Storage

    July 3, 2018

    On June 29, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)—one of the country’s largest utilities—announced its latest round of new energy storage projects, dwarfing all previous procurements in the state. PG&E will see four new projects built in its territory, with three interconnected at the transmission level, and one representi...

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  • New Projects Put Colorado’s Energy Storage Market in the Spotlight

    June 19, 2018

    In a blog earlier this year, I covered the record-breaking low prices our local utility Xcel Energy had received for new solar, wind, and energy storage projects here in Colorado. We’ve recently seen two major developments for regulations and new projects that are quickly turning the state into one of the country’s hottest ...

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  • Can Colorado Become the Next Big Energy Storage Market?

    March 29, 2018

    Having covered the energy storage industry for several years it’s exciting to see my home state, Colorado, making headlines. Aside from a handful of older pumped hydro plants, the storage industry is nascent in Colorado due to a combination of cheap electricity, relatively low demand charges, and little regulatory support. The sta...

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  • FERC’s New Storage Order Signals Focus on Flexibility and Resource Diversity to Improve Resiliency

    February 27, 2018

    After over 1 year of speculation and uncertainty, one of the most significant regulatory developments in the energy storage industry was announced last week by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In Order 841, FERC aims to remove barriers to the participation of energy storage resources in capacity, energy, and ancil...

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Recent Press Releases

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