16 December 2014 - Energy storage is increasingly becoming a hot topic in the debate on how to improve efficiency, reliability and price-competitiveness of electricity services, as well as on how to achieve deeper integration of intermittent renewable energies. Batteries per se cannot give access to electricity, but will play a key role in achieving the target of universal access to clean, reliable and affordable electricity services. The installation of decentralised grid backup batteries also represents a solution for the additional billion of people living in rural and peri-urban areas that
remain under-electrified suffering from regular black/brown-outs due to the poor quality of the grid.

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