Written by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range of services needed for the transition, from providing frequency response, reserve capacity, black-start capability and other grid services, to storing power in electric vehicles, upgrading mini-grids and supporting “self-consumption” of rooftop solar power.
This technology brief from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides technical background information, analyses market potential and barriers, and offers insights for policy makers on geothermal power generation. Successive technology briefs have highlighted a wide range of renewable energy solutions. Each brief outlines technical aspects, costs, market potential and barriers, combined with insights for policy makers on how to accelerate the transition to renewables.
This report on Nepal's energy sector highlights key development constraints, government plans, and assesses support from development partners such as ADB. This publication highlights Nepal’s energy sector performance, major development constraints, and government development plans and strategy. It outlines the future support strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) whose main focus is to make the country’s energy sector a key driver of inclusive economic growth. Linked to ADB’s country partnership strategy for Nepal 2013–2017, this publication provides guidance for future investment and technical assistance operations.