The Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Landscape 2016-2021: Market Trends, Frameworks and Evolution

by Brett Simon

The U.S. behind-the-meter energy storage market today is small, with combined residential and non-residential deployments in 2015 accounting for only 15% of installed capacity in megawatt terms. By 2021, however, the behind-the-meter segment will account for half of the annual U.S. market, driven by a plethora of factors including improved system economics, net-energy metering reform, changes to utility rate structures, increasing viability of demand-charge management for non-residential customers, and increased interest in reliability and resiliency.

This 78-slide report examines the current state of the U.S. energy storage market, analyzing present market trends and business models before investigating how the market will change in the next five years. It establishes a framework to better lay out today’s behind-the-meter storage landscape and what niches are served by individual players. Vendors profiled include:

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Brett Simon Senior Analyst, Energy Storage

Brett Simon is a senior energy storage analyst at GTM Research, focusing on the U.S. behind-the-meter energy storage market. He leads GTM Research’s quarterly U.S. storage market report, The U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, published in collaboration with the Energy Storage Association. Prior to joining GTM, Brett earned a Master of Science degree in sustainable systems at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. He first became interested in energy storage systems and their potential to revolutionize the energy sector through his coursework and master's project. Brett also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and environmental studies from New York University.

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