3Q 2019

Utility-Scale Energy Storage Overview

Global Market Drivers, Trends, and Forecasts for the Large-Scale Energy Storage Industry: 2019-2028

As the global utility-scale energy storage (USES) industry continues its pattern of rapid growth, inflection points are arising around the world. The technology is becoming competitive with conventional power grid systems. The industry remains diverse as to the exact shape and structure of markets around the world, yet repeating trends are surfacing in the early adopter markets that have grown and become more mature.

The emergence of solar plus storage projects has been the most important trend seen in the global USES industry in the past 2 years. These combined projects account for a large percentage of newly announced energy storage capacity, including some of the largest projects being built. Standardization among these new solar plus storage projects has been key to driving their growth, both in terms of technical designs and contract structures through combined power purchase agreements (PPAs). Although lithium ion (Li-ion) battery technology leads the growing market, innovations in long duration technologies such as flow batteries, compressed air, and pumped hydro storage (PHS) are expected to play an important role over the coming decade.

This Navigant Research report provides an update on the market drivers, challenges, key trends, and growth projections for the global USES industry. Additional insight is provided on the leading technologies in the market and the leading players across various elements of the USES value chain. Forecasts segmented by region, technology, and application for power capacity (MW), energy capacity (MWh), and deployment revenue extend through 2028.

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Tables | Charts | Figures 44
  • What are the leading applications and services on the grid for energy storage?
  • How large is the global market for energy storage for grid and ancillary services?
  • How will the mix of services being provided by energy storage change by region?
  • How quickly will the global market for bulk and short-duration energy storage grow and why?
  • Which energy storage technologies for power and energy services will lead the market?
  • What countries and global regions will lead the market for grid-scale energy storage?
  • Which markets should each USES technology provider target and why?
  • Energy storage developers and independent power producers
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and energy storage technology firms
  • Renewable energy development financing companies
  • Smart grid controls and software companies
  • Inverter and other balance of system vendors
  • Government and regulatory agencies
  • Utilities
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Introduction

1.2   Market Forecasts

2. Market Issues

2.1   Drivers Shaping Utility-Scale Energy Storage Markets

2.1.1   Renewable Energy Growth

2.1.1.1   Solar Plus Storage

2.1.1.2   Energy Storage for Wind Integration

2.1.2   Aging Power Grid Infrastructure

2.1.3   Fossil Fuel Power Plant Retirements

2.1.3.1   Case Study: The US Pacific Northwest

2.1.3.2   Case Study: California

2.2   Applications for USES

2.2.1   Generation Capacity

2.2.2   T&D Asset Optimization

2.2.3   Frequency Regulation

2.2.4   Volt/Volt-Ampere Reactive Support

2.2.5   Renewables Ramping and Smoothing

2.3   Regional Market Trends

2.3.1   North America

2.3.2   Europe

2.3.2.1   Germany

2.3.2.2   Ireland

2.3.2.3   UK

2.3.3   Asia Pacific

2.3.3.1   Australia

2.3.3.2   China

2.3.3.3   India

2.3.3.4   Japan

2.3.3.5   South Korea

2.3.4   Latin America

2.3.4.1   Brazil

2.3.4.2   Chile

2.3.5   Middle East

2.3.6   Africa

3. Technology Issues

3.1   Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries

3.2   Compressed Air Energy Storage

3.2.1   Innovative New Companies and Projects

3.3   Flow Batteries

3.3.1   Flow Battery Business Model and Technology Innovations

3.3.2   New Flow Battery Projects

3.4   Flywheels

3.5   Li-Ion Batteries

3.5.1   Li-Ion Challenges

3.5.2   Li-Ion Market and Technology Trends

3.6   Molten Salt Batteries

3.6.1   Molten Salt Battery Innovations

3.7   Power-to-Gas

3.7.1   P2G Business Models

3.8   PHS

3.8.1   Pumped Hydro Challenges

3.8.2   Pumped Hydro Innovations and New Projects

3.9   Ultracapacitors

3.10   Emerging Technologies: Gravity-Based Storage

3.11   Energy Storage Enabling Technologies

3.11.1   Software and Controls

3.11.2   Power Conversion Systems

4. Key Industry Players

4.1   The USES Value Chain

4.2   Systems Integrators

4.2.1   Fluence

4.2.2   Nidec ASI

4.2.3   Tesla

4.2.4   NEC Energy Solutions

4.2.5   Greensmith

4.3   Leading Technology Vendors

4.3.1   Li-Ion

4.3.1.1   LG Chem

4.3.1.2   Samsung SDI

4.3.1.3   CATL

4.3.2   Flow Batteries

4.3.2.1   CellCube

4.3.2.2   Sumitomo Electric

4.3.2.3   redT

4.3.3   Emerging Technology Developers

4.3.3.1   Hydrostor

4.3.3.2   Highview Power

4.3.3.3   ITM Power

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Methodology and Assumptions

5.2   Forecasts by Region

5.3   Forecasts by Technology

5.4   Forecasts by Application

5.5   Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Acronym and Abbreviation List

7. Table of Contents

8. Table of Charts and Figures

9. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Solar Plus Storage PPA Capacity and Rate, North America: 2017-2018 
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity by Region, All Technologies and Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity by Technology, All Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity by Application Segments, All Technologies, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Publicly Announced USES Project Capacity by Region, All Technologies Deployed and in the Pipeline, World Markets: 3Q 2019
  • USES CAPEX Assumptions by Technology for Energy Services, Average Installed Costs, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • USES CAPEX Assumptions by Technology for Power Services, Average Installed Costs, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Electrical Capacity Retirement and Additions Forecasts, California Independent System Operator: 2013-2022
  • The Energy Storage Project Value Chain
  • Publicly Announced USES Project Data, Deployed Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q 2019
  • Publicly Announced USES Project Data, Pipeline Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q 2019
  • Overview of USES Applications by Function
  • Solar Plus Storage PPAs, North America: 2017-2018 
  • USES CAPEX Assumptions by Technology, Global Averages: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity by Region, All Technologies and Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity by Technology, All Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity by Application Segments, All Technologies, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity by Region, All Technologies and Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity by Technology, All Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity by Application Segments, All Technologies, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Region, All Technologies and Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology, All Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Application Segments, All Technologies, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, North America: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, North America: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology and Application Segment, North America: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Western Europe: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Western Europe: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology and Application Segment, Western Europe: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Eastern Europe: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Eastern Europe: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology and Application Segment, Eastern Europe: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Asia Pacific: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Asia Pacific: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology and Application Segment, Asia Pacific: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Latin America: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Latin America: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology and Application Segment, Latin America: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Middle East: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Middle East: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology and Application Segment, Middle East: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Power Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Africa: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Energy Capacity Additions by Technology and Application Segment, Africa: 2019-2028
  • Annual Installed USES Deployment Revenue by Technology and Application Segment, Africa: 2019-2028
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