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    • 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.

    • September 16, 2016 - 15:08

      Massachusetts Government Sees Billions in Savings from Energy Storage, Creating a More Flexible and Resilient Grid

      A new report released today by the Baker-Polito Administration in Massachusetts assesses the value that energy storage systems can provide to utilities, grid operators and ratepayers in the state. The study modeled the system-wide impact of deploying 1,766 megawatts of advanced energy storage in the Commonwealth, delivering more than $2.2 billion in system benefits and savings for Massachusetts ratepayers, and an additional $250 million in regional system benefits for New England. After reviewing the report, Matt Roberts, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Association, released the following statement:

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    • September 23, 2016 - 12:25

      STA Sets Out Policy Requirements for UK Storage Market

      The Solar Trade Association has set out its key policy asks for the government regarding the growing energy storage market, with calls to resolve regulatory barriers and protect consumers with minimum standards leading the field. In its latest policy paper to government, dubbed 'Solar + Storage Opportunities', the STA has claimed a number of key issues affecting the nascent energy storage sector need to be resolved before it can reach its fullest potential.

    • September 23, 2016 - 10:12

      Hawaiian Regulators Approve Time-of-Use Rate Pilot to Aid Solar Integration

      Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a two-year pilot program giving customers of Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) the option of choosing time-of-use rates, the Associated Press reports. The program is designed to encourage customers to shift their electricity usage to times when rates are lower, such as when solar power and other forms of renewable energy are available, and away from peak demand hours. As many as 5,000 customers will be allowed to sign up. 

    • September 23, 2016 - 10:10

      Axiom to Install $5 Million Worth of Energy Storage at Grocery Stores in NYC

      Owners of grocery stores and other cold storage facilities in parts of Brooklyn and Queens can now receive incentives from Con Edison’s Neighborhood Program for installing Axiom Exergy’s thermal energy storage system. The Axiom Exergy Refrigeration Battery stores cooling instead of electricity to help businesses manage their energy usage, reduce demand charges on their electric bills, and prevent food spoilage. Over $5 million worth of Refrigeration Battery systems are set to be installed at supermarkets and other businesses in the Brooklyn and Queens areas covered by Con Edison’s Neighborhood Program. The 1.5-2 MW of energy storage set to be installed has the capacity to shift in aggregate of 6-8 MWh of energy. Businesses are eligible for incentives under the program and Con Edison is working with customers to reduce their energy usage while still having the lighting, heating and cooling, and appliances they need to run their businesses.

    • September 23, 2016 - 10:08

      SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

      The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to SolarReserve South Africa (Proprietary) Limited to advance their "Urban Solar Farms" initiative in South Africa; a pioneering study into large metropolitan municipalities that will provide a framework for large commercial and industrial electricity consumers with significant power requirements to cost-effectively deploy renewable energy in urban areas. The grant, which supports the goals of the U.S. government-led Power Africa initiative, will support development of up to 200 megawatts of solar farms ranging in size from 5 to 30 megawatts. The projects will be privately owned and operated and will provide power to end users either directly or through wheeling arrangements with municipal distribution companies.

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