A collage of two photos from a workshop showing an audience sitting down with laptops and a speaker and screen.

Progress is being made around the world in deploying grid-forming technology through pilot projects, mandatory and non-mandatory interconnection requirements, and regulatory incentives. To broaden the dialogue about what role grid-forming technology can play on current and future power systems, the G-PST’s Pillar 1 lead organization, ESIG, held a grid forming technology conference in Denver, Colorado during the week of June 6, 2022.

Grid forming batteries were identified as a readily attainable application for grid forming technology. With gigawatts (GWs) of batteries in interconnection queues, there is an emerging need to seize this opportunity to either build them as grid-forming immediately, or future-proof them. There is still no agreement on the best approach to incentivize grid-forming batteries through either market products