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    • October 17, 2018 - 08:57

      Clean Energy Leaders Meet in Charlotte to Tout Capacity, Demand for Energy Storage

        ESA & NCSEA OP-ED North Carolina was a hotbed of energy storage activity in 2016. So much so that the national trade association - the Energy Storage Association (ESA) - held its annual conference in Charlotte and the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) convened its first Energy Storage Working Group. There was great promise to open the market to more energy storage in North Carolina. And now they’re back.

    • October 10, 2018 - 13:15

      Energy Storage Technologies Expected to Boost mid-Atlantic Market as Clean, Renewable Energy Demand Increases

      Annual Event Addresses Integration, Deployment of Energy Storage Projects

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30 million Americans in the mid-Atlantic have started to see the benefits from energy storage systems operating in the region. As the country continues to expect resilient, reliable and cleaner energy, there is a need for energy storage to deliver value to the electric grid to support customers' demands. In addition, large and independent power producers have seen energy storage costs drop by up to 70 percent in the past few years according to the Energy Storage Association (ESA).

    • September 26, 2018 - 16:07

      Leadership Circle Member RES Awarded $16.3M Solar & Energy Storage Project with CPS Energy

      ESA is excited that our Leadership Circle member, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), was selected by San Antonio utility CPS Energy to build and install a $16.3 million solar and energy storage project. The station will be on the Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) 1,200-acre campus in San Antonio and is an important step for energy modernization in Texas.

    • September 24, 2018 - 06:14

      CEO Statement on Proposal to Make Storage Projects Eligible for Solar Investment Tax Credit

      ESA sincerely thanks Senator Scott and Senator Bennet for their letter to Secretary Mnuchin last Thursday requesting clarification on the eligibility of energy storage in the IRC Section 48 investment tax credit, when storage is added to an existing ITC-eligible technology. Timely issuance of proposed regulations is an important step to stabilize the investment environment, which will accelerate the industry’s work to build a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable electricity grid. That’s why ESA sent its own letter to Assistant Secretary Kautter earlier this month requesting the same, and has been working closely with our colleagues at the Solar Energy Industries Association to communicate the importance of this clarification on storage eligibility. We are pleased that Sen. Scott and Sen. Bennet also see the importance of this issue, and we ask Secretary Mnuchin and Assistant Secretary Kautter to act on their bipartisan request.

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    • October 17, 2018 - 16:54

      World's Largest Microgrid Moves One Step Closer In Palau

      Tucked away in the Micronesia region of the Pacific Ocean is the small Republic of Palau, boasting a population of just over 20,000. The country will nevertheless soon be home to what is believed to be the world’s largest microgrid consisting of solar, diesel, and energy storage, representing at least 45% of the island nation’s total demand. While the microgrid has been in development for some time, the Republic of Palau this week announced the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE EPS, a worldwide microgrid and energy storage pioneer which will complete the project.

    • October 17, 2018 - 11:33

      Clean Energy Leaders Meet in Charlotte to Tout Capacity, Demand for Energy Storage

      North Carolina was a hotbed of energy storage activity in 2016. So much so that the national trade association - the Energy Storage Association (ESA) - held its annual conference in Charlotte and the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) convened its first Energy Storage Working Group. There was great promise to open the market to more energy storage in North Carolina. And now they’re back.

    • October 17, 2018 - 11:20

      Tracking Energy Storage Market Participation Under FERC Order 841

      Grid operators and the energy storage industry are deep in the weeds on implementing FERC’s landmark order. Here are some of the top challenges of integrating energy storage into transmission grid markets.

    • October 16, 2018 - 18:20

      Tracking Energy Storage Market Participation Under FERC Order 841 | Greentech Media

      Grid operators and the energy storage industry are deep in the weeds on implementing FERC’s landmark order. Here are some of the top challenges of integrating energy storage into transmission grid markets.

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