Electricity Storage in the Grid: Evolution Instead of Revolution

The smarter E Podcast Episode 65 | September 30, 2021 | Language: German

Grid-serving large-scale storage systems are needed for the energy transition to continue to keep grids stable as the share of fluctuating renewable energies increases. At strategically favorable grid nodes, they can absorb surplus electricity - and release it again. But how do these large-scale storage systems pay off, and what business models are behind them? Dip.Ing. Hans Urban, industry expert in the field of PV and large-scale storage systems provides insights and also compares German business models with current developments in other countries.


  • 1.31: How profitable are commercial storage facilities and what contribution can they make to the energy transition?
  • 3.20: Why are large-scale storage facilities needed at all and what business models are currently available?
  • 12.56: Keyword innovation tender. Can this German model help?
  • 17.01: Grid booster, redispatch, redispatch 2.0...How can storage positively influence grid stability in the transmission grid?

About The smarter E Podcast

The smarter E podcast is all about the current trends and developments in a renewable, decentralized and digital energy industry. Our moderators Tobias Bücklein and Zackes Brustik welcome and interview personalities who shape our industry and drive developments forward. A new episode is published every Thursday.

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About Hans Urban

After studying electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, which he completed in 1989, Hans Urban gained decades of experience in management positions in the electronics and solar industries. Since 2017, he has been working as a freelance consultant in the field of renewable energies and electromobility, advising storage and solar companies, regional energy providers, and municipalities. His personal claim is to bring the topic of renewable energies close to many people in a neutral, technically sound and sometimes also a little entertaining way!


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