Can electricity storage, such as batteries, help electricity systems make better use of variable renewables such as wind and solar? Three students in RASEI’s graduate energy certificate program took on this challenging question for their semester project in Paul Komor’s ENVS 5820 Renewable Energy Policy class—one of the core courses for the certificate program. The students’ research – published in the prestigious Electricity Journal, found that policy changes are needed in order to make better use of storage’s potential. This paper placed third on the list of 25 hottest articles in the Electricity Journal.
RASEI congratulates our stellar students on this accomplishment. Their research nicely illustrates the melding of energy research and energy education – whereby students take what they’ve learned in their energy classes, apply it to a current energy problem, and come up with results worthy of publication. For more information, click here.