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    • September 28, 2016 - 08:33

      Energy Storage Ontario to Rebrand as Energy Storage Canada

      Toronto, September 28, 2016 – Energy Storage Ontario (ESO) today announced it is rebranding to become Energy Storage Canada – a move that reflects the industry association’s expanded advocacy and engagement at the federal level on behalf of members. 

    • September 23, 2016 - 13:54

      NYC Sets 100MWh by 2020 Energy Storage Deployment Target

      Today, the City of New York announced the first-ever Energy Storage deployment targets for a major city in the US (and perhaps the world), alongside an expansion of the city’s solar energy goals and objectives.

    • September 22, 2016 - 12:39

      Energy Storage in Canada: Growing Leaps and Bounds

      This week, ESA was excited to host the first-ever Energy Storage in Canada Summit with our partners Energy Storage Ontario and the National Research Council of Canada. The event was completely sold out and provided a global gathering of utility leaders, grid operators, project developers and technology companies with a forum to collaborate and pave a path forward for storage deployment in Canada.

    • September 21, 2016 - 15:53

      DOE Announces Final Rule for the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process on Electric Grid Transmission

      Acknowledging that our aging electric transmission grid is also the backbone of our Nation’s economy, more than three years ago President Obama directed the Energy Department to improve parts of the transmission permitting process to help expand how federal, state, local and tribal governments work to modernize the grid. After all, a strong transmission system improves reliability and can lower electricity costs.

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    • September 28, 2016 - 08:34

      Energy Storage Ontario to Rebrand as Energy Storage Canada

      Toronto, September 28, 2016 – Energy Storage Ontario (ESO) today announced it is rebranding to become Energy Storage Canada – a move that reflects the industry association’s expanded advocacy and engagement at the federal level on behalf of members. 

    • September 28, 2016 - 00:00

      Con Edison Offers New Yorkers US$5 Million Thermal Storage Promo

      New York utility Con Edison is offering local businesses incentives to install over US$5 million of thermal energy storage systems that kick in during peak hours, and can be controlled remotely. Supermarkets, grocery stores and other cold storage facilities in parts of the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens can take advantage of the incentive as part of Con Edison’s ‘Neighborhood Program’ to promote more efficient energy usage. Specifically, Con Edison is offering eligible businesses help to purchase and install Axiom Exergy’s Refrigeration Battery system, which affords between 1.5MW and 2MW of storage per unit, and an aggregate power supply of up to 8MWh.

    • September 27, 2016 - 19:36

      The Transformation of Residential Energy Storage

      The residential energy storage industry has gained significant momentum during the past year. Yet while there has been substantial progress, recent high-profile product launches have led to media attention that overestimates the current state of the industry. Despite the potential of residential battery energy storage systems to drive transformation in electric power systems, they are an economical investment only in select markets today. Going forward, utility involvement in the residential energy storage system (RESS) market will be a turning point for the industry as utilities look to own, distribute or access these storage systems. This article explores the evolving economics of RESS, how utility involvement is rapidly shifting market dynamics and the potential for this technology to lay the foundation for the distributed energy revolution.

    • September 27, 2016 - 15:10

      New York City Sets the First Citywide Energy Storage Target

      Only two U.S. states, California and Massachusetts, have set targets for energy storage deployments. Now New York City has joined them. The city government unveiled a storage goal of 100 megawatt-hours by 2020 last week, along with an expanded solar target of 1,000 megawatts by 2030. Storage, with its capacity to integrate variable wind and solar power sources into the grid, is expected to play a critical role in meeting the city's plans to cut greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050. Storage experts told GTM that this is the first time a city has set such a target.

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