Behind-the-Meter Storage Policy Stack

A variety of studies and disparate data sets track state energy storage policies, but these datasets do not cover all BTM-related storage policy. Moreover, these databases do not align policies with the policy stacking framework. Thus, it is unclear which BTM storage policies are adopted across the country, what should comprise a complete storage policy framework or stack, or how states policies compare with that stack.
This first-of-its-kind BTM storage policy stack includes 11 parent policy categories and 31 policies across the market preparation, creation, and expansion policy components.
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Behind-the-Meter Storage Policy Stack 51.1 KB Data NREL has developed a BTM energy storage policy stack with 11 parent policies, and a total of 31 policy questions associated with those parent policies. The 11 parent policies are organized into one of the three policy stack categories: market preparation, creation, and expansion. As noted, each of the 11 parent variables has at least one related policy question. Most parent policies have more than one, with planning & permitting, compensation, ratemaking, wholesale market, and mandates having 3 or more policy questions.
Author Information
Jeffrey J. Cook, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7859-4131
Kaifeng Xu, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1983-2694
Sushmita Jena, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9999-9760
Minahil Sana, Strategic Energy Analysis Center
Jenna Harmon, Strategic Energy Analysis Center
Cite This Dataset
Cook, Jeffrey J., Kaifeng Xu, Sushmita Jena, Minahil Sana, and Jenna Harmon. 2022. "Behind-the-Meter Storage Policy Stack." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: December 12, 2023. DOI: 10.7799/1880859.
About This Dataset
DOE Project
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Federal Energy Management Program Office (EE-5F)
Research Areas
Energy Analysis
Energy Systems Integration
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