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    • February 21, 2019 - 13:23

      CEO Statement on the Minnesota Energy Storage Bill – Senate File 100

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds the Minnesota Senate for unanimously passing Senate File 100 (SF 100) today. Thanks to the leadership of Senators Osmek, Rosen, Marty, Goggin and Dibble, SF 100 paves the way for the State of Minnesota to build a robust energy storage market, and a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable grid for all. The bill’s inclusion of an energy storage cost-benefit study will enable policymakers to determine the optimal deployment levels and applications of energy storage in the State of Minnesota. Important revisions to rules governing utility planning are also included in SF 100, which strikes a clear path toward leveling the playing field so that storage resources can fairly compete with other types of resources.

    • February 7, 2019 - 09:49

      ESA Welcomes Energy Policy Leaders to the Policy Forum

      ESA Welcomes Energy Policy Leaders to the Policy Forum

      Keynote Speakers at the 5th Annual Meeting Include New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee

      WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 7, 2019 – Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association dedicated to energy storage, will host its fifth annual Energy Storage Policy Forum on Feb. 13 at the National Press Club. The 2019 Policy Forum brings together policy leaders and stakeholders from industry and government to discuss the changes in the regulatory and policy environment impacting energy storage deployment in the U.S.

      Keynote speakers include Neil Chatterjee, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and David Kolata, executive director of the Illinois consumer advocacy organization, Citizens Utility Board (CUB). Other speakers include state and federal regulators, industry thought leaders, and regional grid operators.

    • January 29, 2019 - 10:01

      ESA Announces Kate McKeever of Enel Green Power North America Will Join its Board of Directors

      WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2019 –The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today that Kate McKeever is the newest addition to its board of directors. As outlined in ESA’s bylaws, McKeever was appointed as a director for the remainder of the 2018 – 2019 term by the current board chair after a position became available earlier this year.

    • January 6, 2019 - 15:21

      Duke Energy Emerging Technology Center Tests Innovations Before They Come to Market

      At ESA’s STUDIO conference, attendees toured the Duke Energy Emerging Technology testing lab in Mount Holly, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. The facility tests real-time grid simulators, electric vehicles, telecommunications and cybersecurity. This research helps Duke, and its cadre of industry partners, learn how to deploy energy-efficient technologies and make them reliable before they are accessible for customers. Duke welcomes the opportunity to partner with other companies and test technologies before launching to the general public. For example, they demonstrated a Tesla residential battery storage unit powering a home kitchen and all its appliances using smart, connected technology. 

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    • December 3, 2018 - 14:05

      Project of the Year: REV Connect

      Let's be clear: Anything that can take the torturous rigidity out of utility procurements deserves an award. New York's Reforming the Energy Vision has been around a few years, and the state's efforts to reshape the utility sector are beginning to pay off. Plenty of states have followed suit, but New York's REV is a holistic reimagining of energy resources and the business models underpin the sector. While REV aims to bring about wholesale changes, one initiative within it is speeding the development of new resources and solutions while helping remake utility procurement processes.

    • December 3, 2018 - 04:00

      Greensmith Energy Delivers Enhanced Energy Management Software Platform GEMS 6

      The technology group Wärtsilä today announced the release of GEMS 6 (Greensmith Energy Management System, version 6), the latest generation of its award-winning software platform proven across grid-scale deployments globally. With this latest release, GEMS continues to be the most advanced energy management solution available today, deployed across more than 70 grid-scale systems in nine countries, integrated with a multitude of thermal and renewable generation assets as well as load and weather forecasting data. “Greensmith Energy is proud to announce the latest innovation in our product portfolio with the release of GEMS 6,” said John Jung, President and CEO of Greensmith Energy. “With this industry-leading energy management platform, we will enable our utility and IPP customers to integrate and optimize all of their energy resources to improve resiliency and flexibility during a time of tremendous transition – paving a viable way towards a 100 percent renewable energy future.”

    • December 3, 2018 - 00:00

      Milwaukee Eyes its Own Rooftop Solar Mandate with a California Clone

      Eyeing the success of the recently-passed California solar mandate, Milwaukee Common Council Member Tony Zielinski has proposed legislation that would require all new residential units in the city to include solar arrays, starting in 2019. Zielinski told Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) that the idea for his proposal came while he was reading about California’s rooftop solar mandate. “I think this is just one step in a series of steps that we need to undertake to help improve our environment and gradually reduce our reliance on fuels,” Zielinski said while appearing on WPR. ” There’s a whole myriad of other initiatives… I think we need to add more. I just think that this is one step and there’ll be additional steps down the road as well.”

    • November 29, 2018 - 11:13

      Battery Boosters Pushing Congress to Give Industry a Tax Credit

      Renewable-energy advocates are pushing Congress to create a tax credit for power-storage systems, a move that may help unlock new opportunities for wind and solar nationwide. A storage tax credit would boost the grid’s resiliency and reliability, they say, key buzzwords in the Trump administration’s campaign to save struggling nuclear and coal-fired power plants. But so far, congressional Republicans aren’t biting.

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