Navigant finds AES and RES to be the energy storage system integrators with greatest in-house capabilities

Written By: Stratton Report
September 14, 2016

On September 14, Navigant Research announced that AES Energy Storage and RES are the energy storage systems integrators with the broadest range of capabilities in the utility-scale market.

Per Navigant, the role of the systems integrator is becoming more and more important as energy storage systems need to serve different applications—ranging from short-duration and high-power ancillary services to long-duration time shifting of energy—and managing this complexity requires the capability to design systems to provide maximum value to both the grid and the system owners.

Navigant finds that AES and RES’s strategy and execution lead the group of such integrators.

Alex Eller, research analyst with Navigant Research noted:

“As the utility-scale energy storage industry continues to evolve, the leaders in this space will be companies with flexible offerings suited for a number of different grid services and customer types. AES Energy Storage and RES serve primarily as full project developers that also have in-house systems integration and software and controls expertise, which is a model Navigant Research believes offers great scalability.”

Navigant finds that a variety of players from different backgrounds are entering utility-scale energy storage systems integration space, with backgrounds in renewable project development, utility ownership, electrical grid equipment and services, battery manufacturing, civil and electrical engineering services, and innovative energy management systems.