At the most fundamental level, energy storage – like storage in any other supply chain – fulfils a very basic function: it decouples supply from demand. That is, it allows the product to be produced on one schedule and consumed on another. The basic principle that supply and demand should be decoupled governs the design of every major supply chain … except electricity. In this article Steve Hellman, of Eos, talks about the importance of decoupling supply from demand and goes on to explain how Eos’ zinc batteries could help wind and other renewable energy industries with this decoupling.
By Steve Hellman, President, Eos Energy Storage, USA