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    • March 16, 2017 - 12:03

      New Business Models in Action: Storage Value Growing Rapidly

      One of the most exciting facets of the energy storage industry is the new and innovative business models that are shaking up the century-old utility landscape.

      From assets that can perform like generation, infrastructure, or load – independently, or even all at once – to the emergence of virtual power plants and aggregated asset business models, the energy storage industry is as dynamic as the technologies that power it.

    • March 13, 2017 - 10:50

      In Shift to Longer-Duration Applications, US Energy Storage Installations Grow 100% in 2016

      Led by a record-breaking fourth quarter, energy storage deployments in the United States totaled 336 megawatt-hours in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s U.S Energy Storage Monitor 2016 Year in Review report, 230 megawatt-hours came on-line in the fourth quarter of the year, more than the sum of the previous 12 quarters combined.

    • March 2, 2017 - 12:13

      Denver: Energy Epicenter

      From research and development to some of the leading multinational project developers and manufacturers in energy storage – Denver is home to a thriving energy ecosystem, and the perfect place for us to host ESA’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo.

    • February 22, 2017 - 12:34

      Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to Welcome Attendees to Denver for the Energy Storage Industry’s Premier Conference and Expo

      Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2017) – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will open our 27th Annual Conference and Expo as a keynote speaker, welcoming more than 2,000 global attendees from across the energy and utility industries to the largest conference and expo dedicated to advancing grid energy storage.

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    • March 27, 2017 - 16:33

      Roadblocks to Improving the Energy Grid: Regulations and Empty Chairs

      President Trump will need to rethink his energy budget priorities if he wants to get an infrastructure bill through Congress this year, while making sure he fills empty seats in regulatory agencies. His steep $54 billion budget cuts released in a proposal this month could create a conundrum for some lawmakers who want to support infrastructure development, but can't because of the cuts.

    • March 27, 2017 - 16:05

      Creating a Disruption-Proof Grid

      The U.S. energy storage industry just completed another record-setting year — doubling deployments to 336 MWh in more than 25 states. Utilities, grid operators, businesses and homeowners are embracing energy storage in a wide range of applications and sizes, bringing new capabilities to the grid at every scale.

    • March 27, 2017 - 11:32

      TECHNOLOGY: Should DOE Get Out of the Research Business?

      The budget outline that President Trump released yesterday proposed a historic scaling-back of R&D by the Department of Energy, upending decades of bipartisan consensus on the department's mission. Trump thinks that the federal government is meddling in the market and that it should limit itself to basic research and shift the billions of dollars it spends on applied research and commercialization to private industry. Meanwhile, many entrepreneurs who receive DOE research funding see themselves as helping the United States gain a competitive edge in a global energy sector that is being transformed by new technology. That level of private money, they say, simply doesn't exist.

    • March 27, 2017 - 11:23

      Primus Power Announces Completion of $32M Financing Round

      HAYWARD, Calif., March 23, 2017 -- Today Primus Power (“Primus”), a leader in stationary energy storage systems, announced that it has secured $32 million in equity financing.  New investors include Hong Kong’s Success Dragon (HKG:1182) and Matador Capital, the investment office of a well known Saudi family.  Existing investors Anglo American Platinum, DBL Partners, I2BF and the Russia Kazakhstan Nanotechnology Fund also participated.  With this fundraising, Primus has raised $94 million in equity and $20 million in government grants since its founding in 2009. The new funds will help accelerate the commercial momentum of EnergyPod® 2  - a safe, low-cost and long-duration electrical energy storage system. These modular battery systems pair a unique zinc bromide chemistry with patented innovations to deliver a multi-hour performance and a multi-decade life at an industry-leading low total cost of ownership.

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