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    • May 18, 2017 - 12:59

      A Vision for Energy Storage in 2025

      In two weeks, get ready for a new vision for the energy storage industry. After an exclusive preview at last month’s ESA Annual Conference & Expo, we will be releasing the new ESA Vision 2025 on Tuesday, May 30. 

    • May 15, 2017 - 13:34

      ESA Welcomes New Members and Officers to its Board of Directors

      Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2017) – The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today the results of its Board elections. Each year, ESA holds open elections among its members, and the resulting Board of Directors also holds elections to select executive committee officers. “We are excited that so many ESA members participated in this year’s elections,” said Matt Roberts, ESA’s Executive Director. “The elections themselves were very close, and our members have chosen an excellent slate of Directors which will fuel continued growth for the organization and the US energy storage industry.”

    • May 11, 2017 - 11:58

      Energy Storage to Play a Key Role in the Biggest Project Funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Fund 2016

      EASE is pleased to announce that the project “TSO 2020: Electric “Transmission and Storage Options” along TEN E and TEN T corridors for 2020” has been selected for funding through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding instrument. 

    • May 11, 2017 - 10:32

      FERC Steps Up Efforts to Support Integration of Energy Storage Technologies Into Wholesale Power Markets

      As momentum builds for wide-scale development and deployment of electric energy storage technologies, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been taking a fresh look at how it can facilitate the integration of energy storage resources into wholesale electric markets. Advancements in energy storage technology and the ability of these resources to improve grid reliability and efficiency have been the primary drivers of FERC’s initiatives. 

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    • May 25, 2017 - 12:18

      Empower Reveals a 'Unified Platform' for Home Solar-Plus-Storage Systems

      Power electronics maker Empower Micro Systems is aiming to make home solar-plus-storage simpler by cutting the amount of equipment that people need to install. Its new Genesys 8K modular smart home energy platform is made up of just two components instead of a minimum of eight offered by competitors. “Where we’re really focusing is to have a unified platform, from a power electronics point of view, that can be applied to residential solar as well as having a modular and scalable system for energy storage,” said Mika Nuotio, Empower’s CEO. 

    • May 25, 2017 - 11:45

      Nevada Lawmakers Pass Bills for Storage Incentives, Possible Mandate

      Lawmakers in Nevada's House and Senate have approved a slate of clean energy bills that will now head to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s (R) desk, according to the Las Vegas Sun. The bills would establish incentives for the installation of energy storage associated with solar systems, direct the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to consider energy storage mandates, and boost energy efficiency funding for low income residents.

    • May 25, 2017 - 11:04

      Swinerton Renewable Energy subsidiary open for business in San Diego

      SOLV, an O&M Swinerton Renewable Energy Company, has completed its new Operations and Control Centre (OCC) in San Diego, California. Construction of the 7,000 square foot facility began in December 2016 and has served as the home office for the SOLV team since 1 May 2017. It is located adjacent to Swinerton’s San Diego office. SOLV will continue its North American solar operations from its new base, and see the move as a springboard into other renewable energy resources including wind, geothermal and energy storage.

    • May 25, 2017 - 10:58

      NY PSC Order Amends Tariff to Allow ConEd to Export Battery Power to the Grid

      The New York State Public Service Commission has granted Consolidated Edison permission to allow battery storage devices to export power to the grid. The batteries will discharge to ConEd’s primary and secondary voltage distribution system in response to the utility's direction during demand response events.

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