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    • June 14, 2019 - 06:19

      The Business Using A.I. to Change How We Think About Energy Storage

      California-based Stem is using artificial intelligence to help businesses store energy on a large scale.The idea is to pair artificial intelligence (AI) with energy storage so that businesses and organizations can, according to Stem, “automate energy cost savings and protect against changing rates.” Customers include major firms like Adobe Systems, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods Market.

    • June 13, 2019 - 16:22

      ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Financing Our Energy Future Act

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) supports the efforts of Senators Coons and Moran and Representatives Thompson and Estes to introduce the bipartisan Financing Our Energy Future Act. Including energy storage as an eligible asset for master limited partnerships would allow energy infrastructure providers to build and acquire energy storage technologies at lower cost, accelerating the transition to a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable energy infrastructure. Coupled with the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act (S. 1142 / H.R. 2096), which ESA also endorses, the Financing our Energy Future Act will help establish a long-term tax framework to accelerate storage deployment.

    • June 13, 2019 - 11:01

      Iowa Officials Consider Energy Storage Tax Credit, 'Value of Storage' Study

      Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation. The tax credit is one of several recommendations made in a recent report on energy storage opportunities by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Others include targeting grant money and conducting additional research, including a “value of storage” analysis.

    • June 12, 2019 - 12:16

      Siemens Gamesa Begins Operation of its Innovative Electrothermal Energy Storage System

      Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). The system contains around 1,000 tonnes of volcanic rock as an energy storage medium. It is fed with electrical energy converted into hot air by means of a resistance heater and a blower that heats the rock to 750°C. When demand peaks, ETES uses a steam turbine for the re-electrification of the stored energy. The ETES pilot plant can thus store up to 130 MWh of thermal energy for a week. In addition, the storage capacity of the system remains constant throughout the charging cycles.

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