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    • March 16, 2017 - 12:03

      New Business Models in Action: Storage Value Growing Rapidly

      One of the most exciting facets of the energy storage industry is the new and innovative business models that are shaking up the century-old utility landscape.

      From assets that can perform like generation, infrastructure, or load – independently, or even all at once – to the emergence of virtual power plants and aggregated asset business models, the energy storage industry is as dynamic as the technologies that power it.

    • March 13, 2017 - 10:50

      In Shift to Longer-Duration Applications, US Energy Storage Installations Grow 100% in 2016

      Led by a record-breaking fourth quarter, energy storage deployments in the United States totaled 336 megawatt-hours in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s U.S Energy Storage Monitor 2016 Year in Review report, 230 megawatt-hours came on-line in the fourth quarter of the year, more than the sum of the previous 12 quarters combined.

    • March 2, 2017 - 12:13

      Denver: Energy Epicenter

      From research and development to some of the leading multinational project developers and manufacturers in energy storage – Denver is home to a thriving energy ecosystem, and the perfect place for us to host ESA’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo.

    • February 22, 2017 - 12:34

      Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to Welcome Attendees to Denver for the Energy Storage Industry’s Premier Conference and Expo

      Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2017) – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will open our 27th Annual Conference and Expo as a keynote speaker, welcoming more than 2,000 global attendees from across the energy and utility industries to the largest conference and expo dedicated to advancing grid energy storage.

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    • March 24, 2017 - 09:53

      SGIP IS COMING and It's Bringing You Free Money to Protect Your Home

      SGIP stands for Self Generation Incentive Program, or California’s way to motivate people to use alternative energy sources to generate and store their own electricity. SGIP has had a rocky history of letting big businesses soak up a majority of their funds… but this year, that’s not going to happen. In Spring of 2017, SGIP is going to reopen for residential customers with a whole new set of rules to make sure homeowners get plenty of money to protect their homes… free money.

    • March 23, 2017 - 11:22

      Resorts that Use Solar Plus Storage: When the Scenery's Right and the Grid Isn't

      The Nicaraguan resort Rancho Santana has won accolades from the travel press for being world class; problem is, the local electric grid is not. Located on 2,700 acres, a three-hour drive from the airport on the remote Pacific Coast, the luxury resort is connected to a central grid the offers spotty and expensive power. Nicaragua is a nation that’s been notoriously slow to fully electrify. Only 77 percent of the population has access to electricity, up little from 71 percent in 1990, according to the World Bank.

    • March 23, 2017 - 11:18

      Big Batteries Needed: Increase in Renewable Energy in Seychelles Shows Need for Energy Storage

      As the amount of renewable energy being produced in this island nation increases, the Seychelles’ Public Utility Corporation (PUC) is seeking professional expertise to conduct a study to evaluate the optimal battery storage size to maintain the stability of the national electricity grid. PUC’s chief executive, Philippe Morin, said that “as the contribution of renewable energy increase in the network, there is always the risk of the power system becoming unstable.”

    • March 23, 2017 - 11:17

      Duke Energy Researches Microgrids in Mount Holly with Help of AT&T, General Electric, Siemens

      Duke Energy and other companies are researching self-contained electric generating systems called microgrids in Mount Holly. The systems can serve as backup power, make better use of renewable energy or work as energy “islands” without outside connections.

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