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    • January 28, 2016 - 11:13

      2nd Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum Brings Energy Leaders From Around the Country

      Today in Washington, DC more than 100 energy policy decision makers and stakeholders from around the country gathered for ESA's 2nd Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum. This collaborative forum convenes officials and regulators from the White House, FERC, DOE, and Congress with market makers from MISO, SPP, PJM, and state officials from across the country to develop concrete policy objectives and define a path forward for advancing the storage industry.

    • January 19, 2016 - 16:08

      Energy Department Announces $18 Million to Develop Solar Energy Storage Solutions, Boost Grid Resiliency

      As part of the Energy Department’s Grid Modernization Initiative announced by Secretary Ernest Moniz last week to improve the resiliency, reliability and security of the nation’s electrical power grid, DOE today announced $18 million in funding for six new projects across the United States. These projects will enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective solar technologies that incorporate energy storage to power American homes after the sun sets or when clouds are overhead.

    • January 7, 2016 - 09:14

      RES Announces £1 Million UK Energy Storage Project

      Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has announced it will be working on a 640 kWh energy storage system in Somerset, the U.K. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has applauded the news, stating the country is set to see considerable storage growth in 2016. Government policies are currently a barrier, however.

    • December 30, 2015 - 18:00

      Austin Energy Issues Request for Information (RFI) for the Storage of Energy

      Austin Energy is seeking information from companies qualified and experienced in the development, operation and delivery of energy from commercially-available energy storage technologies to be deployed in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market.

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    • February 5, 2016 - 00:05

      Smart Energy Storage System, sonnenBatterie, is Ready for Hawaii with HECO Approval

      After meeting HECO's energy storage requirements, the fully integrated sonnenBatterie smart energy storage systems are immediately available to residents and ready for installation across the Hawaiian islands. Approximately 95% of the 1.4 million residents on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island, Lanai and Molokai are served by HECO and its subsidiaries, the Maui Electric Company and the Hawaii Electric Light Company. The products are now available in Hawaii through local sonnenBatterie certified installers, including Big Energy Savers, Haleakala Solar, Photon Works Engineering and Renewable Energy Services.

    • February 4, 2016 - 17:05

      Duke Energy Renewable Services to Maintain DTE Energy's Seven Wind Parks

      Duke Energy Renewable Services today announced it has partnered with DTE Energy Company via a five-year service agreement to operate and maintain DTE's seven wind parks totaling 400 megawatts (MW). The fully operational wind projects consist of 247 1.6- and 1.7-MW GE turbines located in Gratiot, Sanilac and Huron counties, Michigan. The projects began operation in 2013.

    • February 4, 2016 - 08:57

      ISO Board Okays Market Enhancements to Support Storage DR

      With a continued goal to operate a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) Board of Governors today approved several proposals that support improved integration of storage and demand response resources in the wholesale electricity market. 

    • February 3, 2016 - 20:27

      What the Supreme Court Decision on FERC Order 745 Means for Demand Response and DERs

      Just how big was the Supreme Court's decision on Order 745? Depends on who you ask. Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff called it the “biggest consumer energy story of the day, and perhaps the decade,” over at the Renewables+Law blog at Stoel Rives LLP, where he co-chairs the energy team. Wellinghoff headed FERC when it issued Order 745, and later said the decision was “a vindication for markets.”

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