ESN – Japanese companies NEC and Oryx Corp will rent batteries to residential customers. A few Economic figures are shown in the article. The system is not yet operational but it has already gathered 1000 subscriptions.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/30/business/japan-home-battery-rental-service-draws-1000-applicants/#.Ufnv8VNBQXw

Electro intensive consumers will once again have to pay grid fees in Germany.
http://www.germanenergyblog.de/?p=13843