The Economics of Commercial Energy Storage in the U.S.: The Outlook for Demand Charge Management

by Ravi Manghani

Commercial energy storage has been the fastest-growing storage segment in the U.S. over the last two years. While the bulk of this growth occurred in California, other markets have started to crop up in recent months, driven in large part by a single value stream - demand charge management.

Shaved Peak Demand Over Two-Day Period

This report breaks down the commercial end-customer electricity bill and provides a detailed economic analysis of demand-charge reduction across 51 utilities. Additionally, it forecasts state-level economics through 2021 and describes storage opportunities beyond demand charge management.

Ravi Manghani Director, Energy Storage

Ravi is the Director of Energy Storage at GTM Research, where he focuses on global energy storage markets and value chain analysis. As an industry expert, Ravi has been quoted in various publications including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Wired, and Verge.

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