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    • 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. 

    • October 1, 2014 - 10:00

      New Plug and Play Energy Storage Standard Announced by MESA and SunSpec

      The MESA Standards Alliance (MESA) and the SunSpec Alliance have jointly released the first open, non-proprietary energy storage system specification for public review. The draft specification, referred to as SunSpec Energy Storage Model Specification, incorporated in MESA specifications as a “MESA-Device,” was developed through a joint effort and proposes standards for how the different components of an energy storage system (power meters, power conversion systems, and batteries) communicate with one another. 

    • September 30, 2014 - 11:35

      A Major Settlement Could Make Arizona the Next Growth Market for Storage

      A groundbreaking agreement between Arizona Public Service (APS) and Arizona's ratepayer advocate could create a surge of new storage deployment in the state over the next seven years.

    • September 25, 2014 - 14:45

      The Next 25: Energy Storage Crossing the Rubicon in Texas

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the forum for energy storage stakeholder engagement, and has been an active and tireless proponent for the advancement of the energy storage industry for the last 25 years.  And what a change those years have brought.

       

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    • October 1, 2014 - 12:47

      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. 

    • October 1, 2014 - 10:24

      Stem Extends Its Reach in California's Distributed Energy Storage Market

      Stem, the startup installing batteries in buildings to help them manage energy consumption and ease their demand on the grid, has just landed a new client willing to take its business proposition to statewide scale. Hotel chain Extended Stay America announced this week that it’s installing Stem’s lithium-ion batteries and control systems in 68 of its hotels in California, the state with the most lucrative incentives for customer-sited energy storage.

    • October 1, 2014 - 09:44

      Aquion Energy Grabs $25M More in VC for Grid Storage

      Our tireless smart grid analysts found an SEC filing yesterday revealing that battery-maker Aquion just closed another $25 million in VC funding. We've asked the company for a comment.  In January of this year, Aquion closed a $55 million Round D to push along its manufacturing and commercial deployment. Investors in Aquion include Bill Gates, Yung’s Enterprise, Nick and Joby Pritzker (through their family’s firm Tao Invest), Bright Capital, Gentry Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Foundation Capital, and Advanced Technology Ventures. Trinity Capital Investment and CapX Partners recently added $20 million in venture debt, bringing Aquion's equity, debt and grant total to more than $145 million. Aquion also recently added Tom McDaniel, former CFO at Edison International, to its board of directors. 

    • September 30, 2014 - 17:54

      HECO Negotiating With Three Battery Energy Storage Developers

      Hawaiian Electric Co., which is negotiating with three battery energy storage developers to provide up to 200 megawatts of renewable energy storage on Oahu, received more than 60 proposals in response to a request for proposals earlier this year, the Honolulu-based utility said Monday. “Each finalist is an internationally recognized company with over a decade of energy storage experience including working with electric utilities,” said Colton Ching, vice president for Energy Delivery for HECO, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.

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