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    • January 15, 2018 - 13:57

      Energy Storage Policy Discussions for an Accelerating Industry

      Next month, the energy storage industry is returning to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the 4th Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum. There’s plenty to discuss. Just last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action regarding the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing, opening the door to more analysis on ensuring resilience of the bulk power system. 

    • January 10, 2018 - 07:15

      ESA Expands its Executive Team

      WASHINGTON D.C., January 10, 2018 – Energy Storage Association (ESA), the leading voice for member companies advancing energy storage, today announced Marissa Paslick Gillett is joining as vice president of external relations and Jason Burwen has taken on the role of vice president of policy. Gillett has extensive leadership experience in the energy sector, including her most recent position as the senior advisor to the chairman at the Maryland Public Service Commission. Burwen is being promoted from his previous position as director of policy. In their new roles, Gillett and Burwen will aid the organization in developing its strategic direction.

    • January 9, 2018 - 09:48

      CEO’s Statement on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Formal Action on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Proposed Rulemaking on Grid Resiliency Pricing

      Statement from Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association, regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) formal action on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing: 

      "The actions taken yesterday are an encouraging sign that FERC is serious about ensuring resilience of the bulk power system. By building a robust record of fact from the system operating bodies responsible for reliability and resilience, and by taking the important first step of defining both, FERC is rightly assuring that any actions taken will be holistic and effective.    As the eastern ISOs’ successful responses to last week’s winter storms has shown, flexibility is critical to resilience—to ensure uninterrupted power is delivered to consumers whenever and wherever they need it. ESA looks forward to working with FERC, DOE, and other stakeholders to ensure that the flexibility of energy storage can be measured, valued, and compensated effectively to meet the resilience needs of our electric system."

       

       

    • January 3, 2018 - 10:31

      CEO Applauds New York Gov. Cuomo's Target of 1500 MW of Storage by 2025

      Statement from Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association, on the announcement by New York Governor Cuomo of a 2025 state energy storage target:

      "The Energy Storage Association heartily congratulates Governor Cuomo for his leadership and bold commitment to scaling up clean energy production through increased deployment of energy storage. In setting this goal and providing funds, New York will accelerate the innovative use of storage as infrastructure and reduce the state’s reliance on inefficient, heavier polluting sources of electricity, bringing $2 billion in benefits to New Yorkers. We at ESA are delighted to count New York as a leader in the march toward 35 GW of new energy storage by 2025, as outlined in our Vision 2025 report, and ESA stands by to assist states like New York forging a path toward a more efficient, resilient and reliable, sustainable and affordable grid."

      Gov. Cuomo announced a goal of 1500 MW of energy storage deployment by 2025 and committed $260 million in NY Green Bank and NYSERDA funds to support its achievement. See details on Gov. Cuomo's announcement of a storage target in his 2018 State of the State Address >>

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    • January 16, 2018 - 14:38

      Energy Storage Policy Discussions for an Accelerating Industry

      Next month, the energy storage industry is returning to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the 4th Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum. There’s plenty to discuss. Just last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action regarding the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing, opening the door to more analysis on ensuring resilience of the bulk power system. In New York, Governor Cuomo set an ambitious goal for New York to meet a 1500 MW energy storage target by 2025. And last fall, after the release of 35x25: A Vision for Energy Storage, the industry has a clear and actionable path to 35GW of new energy storage by 2025. This forum is the premiere event for key conversations on next steps in public policy that will shape the U.S. market for energy storage for years to come.

    • January 16, 2018 - 08:44

      New York Pushes Energy Storage to Solve Renewable Power's Biggest Problem

      New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month announced an ambitious plan for deploying energy storage, a technology that can mitigate renewable power’s most persistent problem: how to use it when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing. “This is the clearest and most ambitious policy signal the energy storage market has seen on the East Coast,” said Jason Burwen, policy and advocacy director of the Energy Storage Association, a trade group for the industry.

    • January 12, 2018 - 16:37

      AES and Siemens AG Merge into Fluence Energy

      As reported previously, AES Energy Storage and the energy storage team from Siemens recently merged, creating Fluence Energy, LLC. The new company is jointly owned by Siemens and the AES Corporation, combining the engineering, product development, implementation and services capabilities of both teams. It is now embarking on an “aggressive expansion” of the business, backed by the financial support of the two parent organizations. Fluence builds on more than a decade of grid-scale battery-based energy storage experience and the largest advanced battery-based energy storage fleet in the world with nearly 500 MW deployed or awarded across 15 countries.

    • January 12, 2018 - 09:50

      Colin Roy Appointed Chairman of Highview PowerLong Duration Energy Storage Leaders Also Announce Opening of New York Offices

      NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2018 - Highview Power, a leader in true long duration energy storage solutions for utilities, announced today that prominent corporate financier Colin Roy has been appointed to be the company’s chairman. A pioneer of modern corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions practices in Europe, Roy brings to Highview over 20 years of executive leadership in multinational corporations and has successfully scaled up several businesses from scratch to market leading positions. Additionally, Highview is announcing the opening of its New York offices to meet the growing demand for long duration energy storage in the United States.

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