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    • June 21, 2018 - 10:14

      Spotlight on Storage: NYPA, Brenmiller Energy and Purchase College Launch Demonstration Project for Innovative Thermal Energy Storage Technology

      In today’s inaugural posting for the new Energy Storage Association (ESA) blog, Spotlight on Storage, we turn to a recently unveiled collaboration between ESA member companies New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller Energy, who partnered on an innovative thermal energy storage project at Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). 

    • June 15, 2018 - 16:29

      ESA CEO Statement on Massachusetts Senate Bill 2545 – An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is encouraged by the inclusion of energy storage in legislation passed by the Massachusetts Senate last night. Establishing a separate energy storage target, as Senate Bill 2545 would require, would ensure that the Commonwealth maintains a leadership position next to California, New York, New Jersey, and Arizona in the drive to realizing the vision of 35 GW of energy storage by 2025. 

    • June 13, 2018 - 10:45

      A Policymaker’s Guide to the Storage IRP Galaxy

      Utility resource planning will serve an important role in the march to realizing ESA’s vision of 35 GW of installed energy storage capacity by 2025. Reforming the way in which resource planning is done ensures a level playing field for all technologies, including energy storage, and allows all technologies to compete fairly. Utilities and regulators increasingly recognize the immense opportunity to provide flexibility and drive ratepayer savings, by deploying energy storage and reducing the need for spare capacity.

    • June 7, 2018 - 09:14

      Energy Storage Association Adds EVgo EVP Julie Blunden to its 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

      WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2018 –The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today that Julie Blunden is the newest addition to its board of directors. Pursuant to ESA’s by-laws, Blunden was appointed to serve as a director for the remainder of the 2018 – 2019 term by the current board chair after a position became vacant in May.

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    • July 13, 2018 - 10:15

      Renewable Energy is Catching up to Natural Gas Much Faster Than Anyone Thought

      For around 10 years, the conventional wisdom in the energy sector has been that natural gas is ascendant. Coal is dirty, and it’s getting expensive, but it’s too early to jump all the way to renewable energy. To get from the fossil fuel present to the renewable future, we will need ... a bridge. Natural gas is meant to be that bridge, a way to reduce our emissions relative to coal while we work on scaling up renewables. (The shift from coal to gas is a big part of why US emissions have declined over the past few years.)

    • July 13, 2018 - 01:00

      Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States

      Falling solar panel prices coupled with favorable national and state policies are giving energy storage technologies the jolt they need to electrify the market place. The latest such example is Pacific Gas & Electric that wants to install four battery projects totaling 2,270 megawatts. Energy storage could be anything from shaving peak load to storing and injecting wind and solar electrons onto the grid.

    • July 12, 2018 - 08:59

      Socomec's Energy Storage Solution Wins Award in Munich

      Socomec has won the Electrical Energy Storage prize at The Smarter E Europe exhibition held last month in Munich. The exhibition hosts nearly 3,000 exhibitors presenting their latest solar energy solutions to 50,000 visitors. The Electrical Energy Storage (EES) award recognises pioneering products and solutions for electrical energy storage systems. To select the winner, the jury considers the entire value-added chain of the technologies proposed, as well as the concrete applications and business models chosen.

    • July 12, 2018 - 08:41

      The New Rules of Competition in Energy Storage

      The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.

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