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    • October 14, 2014 - 13:00

      ESA to Host Texas Energy Storage Summit December 5, 2014 in Austin, TX

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is hosting the first ever Texas Energy Storage Summit, in Austin, TX on December 5, 2014.  This unique one-day summit brings together stakeholders from across Texas and around the country to meet for an informative and collaborative event that brings an in-depth focus on the opportunities and markets available in Texas and the ERCOT system. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with storage industry leaders, utilities, grid operations staff, customers and researchers, to gain a full understanding of this market opportunity and what lies ahead for storage in the state.

    • October 14, 2014 - 08:00

      EAC Approves 2014 Storage Plan Assessment Recommendations for DOE at September Meeting

      This report, approved at the September 2014 EAC meeting, summarizes a review of DOE’s energy storage program strategies and activities, and includes recommendations that the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) offers for the DOE’s consideration as it continues to develop and implement its energy storage program.

    • October 9, 2014 - 12:00

      Arizona Poised to Open New Market for Energy Storage

      Arizona has been known as a state with seemingly ubiquitous rooftop solar penetration and it may now be moving toward having energy storage deployed just as pervasively as those solar systems. A settlement that Arizona Public Service (APS) and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) recently negotiated on purchasing new generation capacity will open up opportunities for energy storage, demand response, energy efficiency and renewables in the Grand Canyon State. 

    • October 1, 2014 - 12:43

      Energy Storage Association and GTM Research Partner on U.S. Energy Storage Market Analysis

      GTM Research, a leading market intelligence and consulting firm focused on the transformation of the global energy industry, and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the U.S.-based trade association for the energy storage industry, are entering into a partnership to develop a series of quarterly reports offering analysis on energy storage markets, policy, and technology. 

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    • October 21, 2014 - 10:21

      Mark MacCracken, CEO of CALMAC, Selected as U.S. Green Building Council 2014 LEED Fellow

      CALMAC®, a leader in energy storage systems, today announces that its CEO Mark MacCracken has been named a 2014 LEED® Fellow™ by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This exclusive recognition is reserved for those LEED professionals making a significant impact within the green building and sustainability community. As CEO of CALMAC, one of largest manufacturers of thermal energy storage equipment in the world, Mark is passionate about sustainable building and construction design practices and helping to drive awareness to climate change and the energy problems created by peak electricity demand.

    • October 21, 2014 - 09:10

      Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology Delivering a 40 Percent Increase in Energy

      Aquion Energy, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, today unveiled the second generation of AHI technology, delivering energy gains of up to 40 percent. The increased energy is achieved without an increase in the size or weight of either the S-Line Battery Stack or M-Line Battery Module product lines and directly translates into improved performance and delivered value in all of Aquion's target applications.

    • October 21, 2014 - 09:00

      S&C Energy Storage Solutions to Improve Power Reliability and Efficiency in Rural Australia

      S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces it was awarded a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave® Community Energy Storage Systems for the utility's Grid Utility Support Systems (GUSS). The storage systems will be used to improve the power reliability and efficiency on constrained single-wire high-voltage distribution lines, commonly known as single wire earth return (SWER) lines.  Ergon Energy will also be using S&C's IntelliTeam® DEM Distributed Energy Management System to optimize and control the fleet of CES units throughout their SWER network.

    • October 21, 2014 - 08:13

      Enphase Charges Into the Energy Storage Market

      Enphase didn't exhibit at last year's Solar Power International, but the microinverter specialist has traveled to Las Vegas this year with an improved microinverter -- and a bit of a surprise. Paul Nahi, Enphase's CEO, said the firm's fifth-generation microinverter is its "most technologically advanced microinverter -- this was not even possible to do when we started the company." He noted that the 275-watt, 97 percent CEC efficiency microinverter "needed to address the complexity of the grid" with reactive power control, volt/VAR and ride-through.

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