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AES CEO Andres Gluski on how his new storage venture will enable the 'network of the future'

Most recognize the promise of storage to provide grid services and even help defer some investments as an alternative to traditional grid upgrades. But start talking about batteries as an alternative to generation — such as replacing gas peakers — and many utilities get sheepish.

That’s the case even with utility leaders in energy storage. When Tucson Electric Power signed a breakthrough 4.5¢/kWh contract for a solar-plus-storage facility, executives steered away from comparing its capabilities to gas peakers.