On Technology Transfer and Utility Scale Power Storage
Vietnam’s recent energy transition experience shows that grid congestion issues limit how fast a country can turn to solar PV and wind power. Utility-scale battery storage could alleviate problems by time-shifting the variable electricity production, deferring the urgency to upgrade the transmission network. However, the technology is hardly bankable now in low- and middle-income coun- tries. We propose that forming a collective of transmis- sion network operators may accelerate access to this technology.