Energy Storage 101

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This section of the is intended to provide an introductory overview of energy storage technology, applications, and deployment considerations. It is intended to be a tool to support bringing new stakeholders up to speed on the energy storage landscape.

The content is based on Energy Storage 101 training courses EPRI has presented in various venues. We will continue to build out the content with a more detailed narrative. If you have any suggestions, please email Erin Minear (

State of Energy Storage: Drivers and Big Picture

What is driving the adoption of energy storage and how do these forces influence the current energy storage landscape throughout the world? This section covers the following topics in more detail.
Drivers for Energy Storage

Current Status and Future Outlook

Energy Storage Economics

Energy Storage Technologies

  • Definition of energy storage
  • Characteristics of energy storage: How to understand and consider performance
  • Survey of technologies: Different storage mediums

Energy Storage Integration and Deployment

  • Planning
  • Procurement
  • Deployment and Integration
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Decommissioning

Additional Resources