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DOE to release energy storage system policy on Feb 14

The Department of Energy (DOE) will release an energy storage system (ESS) policy this coming February 14, Energy Undersecretary Rowena said on Friday.

“Dahil nakita natin na dahil padami ng padami yung renewable energy natin ay madami sa kanila ay tinatawag na variables. Kunyari yung wind energy, kapag nawala yung hangin, babagsak bigla yung output niya," Guevara expalind during the public briefing.

(Because we've seen an increase in renewable energy, there are many variables. So, for example in wind energy, if there is no wind, its output will decrease.)

“So kailangan natin ng tinatawag na energy storage system. Pwede yan baterya, pwede ‘yan flywheel, pwedeng popup water storage.”

(So we need to have what we call an energy storage system. It can be a battery, flywheel, or popup water storage.)

As an example, she said that when wind dies down, then the output for wind energy will die down. An energy storage system would compensate for that lack of wind.

“Bukod diyan, tutulong din ‘yan sa ating mga transmission at saka distribution providers dahil kailangan din nilang mag stabilize ng kanilang mga sistema at ‘yung mga battery energy storage system ay makatutulong diyan,” she said.

(Aside from this, this will also help transmission and distribution providers because they need to stabilize their system and the battery energy storage will help with that problem.)

Aside from improving the country's energy supply, the need for ESS would also encourage investment in the country. — DVM, GMA Integrated News