3Q 2018

Market Data: Large Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage

Advanced Lead-Acid, Flow, and Li-Ion Batteries for Large-Scale C&I Buildings: Global Capacity and Revenue Forecasts

The market for distributed energy storage systems (DESSs) for commercial and industrial (C&I) buildings has experienced steady growth since 2015. However, this market remains highly concentrated in select regions that have the right mix of high electricity prices, demand charges and/or time-based rate structures, and supportive government policies and incentives. As the DESS market continues maturing, differing dynamics are emerging for small- and large-scale C&I projects.

When C&I energy storage projects were first being developed to reduce customer demand charges, many companies offered relatively small modular units with capacities well under 100 kW. As the market has grown, key challenges in identifying and acquiring customers have driven a push to target larger buildings with greater electricity demands. This trend is also due to the relatively high costs and complexity of permitting and installing behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage projects. Given that these high upfront costs do not scale directly with project size, it is far more profitable to deploy larger systems for C&I customers. The large DESS (LDESS) market is currently considerably larger than the small-scale market—and is expected to remain so.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for LDESSs that are over 250 kW in capacity. The study provides an overview of the market developments, drivers, and barriers that are likely to influence the growth of LDESSs in the large C&I energy storage space. Global market forecasts, segmented by technology, building type, and region, extend through 2027. The report also examines the key business models and regional market trends related to the LDESS market.

Pages 36
Tables | Charts | Figures 41
  • What are the leading business cases for distributed energy storage at the large commercial and industrial (C&I) scale (greater than 250 kW)?
  • What barriers remain for large C&I building owners implementing onsite energy storage?
  • What is the value of energy storage for large C&I owners looking to combine it with onsite solar PV?
  • What is the value of energy storage for large C&I owners looking to combine it with onsite EV charging stations?
  • What is the size of the global large distributed energy storage system (LDESS) market?
  • How quickly will the global LDESS market grow and what are the key demand drivers?
  • Energy storage technology vendors and service providers
  • Large commercial facility owners and energy managers
  • Solar PV equipment manufacturers, project developers, and plant operators
  • EV charging station developers
  • Power system suppliers and major electronics firms
  • Energy storage/battery component suppliers
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1    Market Update          

1.2    LDESS Market Drivers          

1.3   Market Forecasts

2. Market Issues

2.1   Drivers for Large C&I Storage

2.1.1   Cost Savings

2.1.1.1   Changing Rate Structures

2.1.1.2   EV Charging

2.1.1.3   Solar PV

2.1.2   Resiliency

2.1.3   Business Model and Financial Innovation

2.2   Barriers for Large C&I Storage

2.3   Regional Market Trends

2.3.1   North America

2.3.2   Europe

2.3.3   Asia Pacific

2.3.4   Rest of the World

3. Market Forecasts

3.1   Methodology and Assumptions

3.2   Forecasts by Region

3.3   Forecasts by Building Type

3.4   Forecasts by Technology

3.5   Conclusions and Recommendations

4. Building Types

4.1   Office

4.2   Retail

4.3   Education

4.4   Healthcare

4.5   Hotels & Restaurants

4.6   Institutional/Assembly

4.7   Warehouse

4.8   Transport

4.9   Industrial

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents

7. Table of Charts and Figures

8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed C&I EV Charging Station Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed C&I Solar PV Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Large C&I Energy Storage System Installed Cost (CAPEX) Assumptions by Technology, Global Averages: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Building Type, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Operation of C&I LDESS for Demand Charge Management
  • Solar Plus Storage Operation for Commercial Buildings
  • EaaS – Integrated DER and Energy Management Solutions
  • Annual Installed C&I EV Charging Station Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed C&I Solar PV Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Large C&I Energy Storage System Installed Cost (CAPEX) Assumptions by Technology, Global Averages: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Building Type, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology and Building Type, North America: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Technology and Building Type, North America: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Technology and Building Type, North America: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Technology and Building Type, Western Europe: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Technology and Building Type, Eastern Europe: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Technology and Building Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Latin America: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Latin America: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Technology and Building Type, Latin America: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Middle East: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Middle East: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Technology and Building Type, Middle East: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Power Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Africa: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Energy Capacity by Technology and Building Type, Africa: 2018-2027
  • Annual Installed LDESS Vendor Revenue by Technology and Building Type, Africa: 2018-2027
  • C&I Buildings by Resiliency Need
  • LDESS Discharge Duration Assumptions by Technology, Global Averages: 2018
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