2015 - US Energy Storage Monitor Executive Summary
Grid Energy Storage
Energy Storage Cost Template and Tool: Guidelines Developed by the Energy Storage Integration Council for Distribution-Connected Systems (ESIC Cost Tool) v1.0
Sector Name:Power Delivery & Utilization - Distribution & Utilization
Document Type: Software
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This ESIC Energy Storage Cost Tool is intended to organize and list the full set of cost line items for a distribution-connected energy storage project from initial project development through decommissioning. The cost template includes one-time, upfront project costs, recurring annual or periodic costs, and end-of-life costs. Vendors and customers/utilities also have the ability to specify individual cost line items and/or sub-categories of cost line item groupings as excluded or not applicable. Using key energy storage project specifications and cost data, this tool will calculate the Total Cost of Ownership for Energy Storage (TCOES) using a conventional pro forma cash flow approach.
Benefits and Value
The key benefits of the tool include the following for a distribution-connected energy storage project:
Clarify exhaustive scope of cost components
Simplify RFI/RFP communications between vendors and customers/utilities
Create a transparent template of individual cost components and TCOES calculation method to support interrelated ESIC efforts
Microsoft Excel 2010 and 2013