RES and energy storage: new opportunities for emerging markets

Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are a fast and reliable way for providing energy for countries under fast development, and represent a competitive and economically sustainable solution when in presence of abundant natural resource, which is typically the case of such countries. On the other hand, in a context of increasing RES penetration that is becoming more and more common in many countries around the globe, the random and non-predictable electricity production coming from renewables can affect grid management bringing: (i) Unbalance issues; (ii) Increase of power flow on critical section of the grid; (iii) Regulation issues due to lower system inertia and lower regulating capacity compared to traditional generators scenario. Thus new solutions to increase grid safety and reliability as well as a better exploitation of green generators are required.