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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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  • Market Data: Ancillary Service Markets for Energy Storage

    Spinning Reserves, Non-Spinning Reserve Capacity, Frequency Regulation,

    Ancillary service markets have been one of the primary sources of revenue for many energy storage projects built to date. The increasing penetration of renewable energy and retirement of conventional thermal power plants are causing major shifts in energy markets that are expected to result in a greater need for ancillary services. ...

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  • Energy Storage for Renewables Integration

    Energy Storage Integrated with Utility-Scale Solar PV, Utility-Scale Wind, and Behind-the-Meter Generation: Drivers, Barriers, and Global Market Forecasts

    The costs to develop new renewable energy projects continue to drop around the globe while policy incentives, target capacity mandates, and resilience demand for behind-the-meter (BTM) customers continue to increase. As a result, capacity for wind and solar PV continue to rise in all regions and market segments—from small resident...

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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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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Is Mobility Key to Unlocking the Maximum Value of Energy Storage?

    December 27, 2017

    The ability of distributed energy resources, including energy storage systems (ESSs), to defer investments in new transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure has emerged as one of the most attractive uses of the technology. Navigant Research has covered this topic in recent reports, including Energy Storage for Transmissi...

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  • Energy Storage Association Offers a Call to Action for New Policy

    December 14, 2017

    In collaboration with Navigant Research, the Energy Storage Association (ESA) recently published its latest white paper, 35×25: A Vision for Energy Storage, analyzing the evolving needs of the electric grid and the market drivers powering rapid energy storage industry growth. The study introduces the current state of the indust...

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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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Recent Press Releases

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