ESA News

  • CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on introduction of the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act and the Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019

    Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act and the Promoting Grid Storage Act of 2019:

    “We commend Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) & Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) for leading a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in their respective chambers for introducing companion measures to support the growth of energy storage. Our country needs the flexibility for a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable electric grid that energy storage provides. These bills are committing public dollars to prepare the next generation of storage technologies to better manage stresses on the electric system for longer periods.”

  • StoragePLUS Network: StoragePLUS Wind

    In the third of ESA’s StoragePLUS Network webinars, we discussed the opportunities and benefits of coupling these two technologies, some examples and case studies of such projects, and what the future can hold for couplings of these two energy technologies. The American Wind Energy Association will address use cases for storagePLUS wind applications and Siemens Gamesa, a leader in the wind industry, will provide examples of hybrid applications for wind and storage.

  • CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Energy Storage Project Law in Maryland

    We commend Gov. Larry Hogan for signing the Energy Storage Pilot Project Act to advance energy storage in Maryland. Thanks to the leadership of State Sen. Brian Feldman, Chair of the Energy & Publilc Utilities Subcommittee of the Finance Committee, and Del. Kumar Barve, Chair of the Environment & Transportation Committee, and Del. Marc Korman, Maryland will test regulatory ownership and deployment models to identify savings and reliability benefits for ratepayers. This law exemplifies the bipartisan collaboration of Maryland policymakers and stakeholders, in coordination with the Public Service Commission (PSC). 

  • U.S. Energy Storage Association Elects 2019-20 Board Members

    Energy Storage Association Elects 2019-20 Board of Directors

    New board members represent an array of storage companies, technologies

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2019 –The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the American energy storage industry, announced today the results of its board and officer elections. Each year, ESA holds open elections among its members, and the resulting Board of Directors votes to select executive committee officers.

  • Storage 101: Project Economics

    Understanding the energy storage industry also requires familiarity with the economic factors influencing these business decisions. On this Storage 101 webinar, listeners can learn about the financial and economic challenges that storage projects currently face, the factors that influence the cost viability of energy storage projects, and key considerations essential to meeting a projects financing needs.

  • Leading Energy Companies Put Safety First in Storage Systems

    New taskforce will develop best practices for prevention, recycling, supply-chain

    Phoenix, Ariz., April 18, 2019 – Top energy companies – including GE Energy Storage, Panasonic, LG Chem Power and Duke Energy – joined the Energy Storage Association today to make safety a priority when manufacturing and operating energy storage systems.

  • #ESACon19 -- Mountain Pointe, AZ Robotics Team Shows Off Championship Robot at Conference

    Mountain Pointe High School, Ariz., students will show off their robotics skills today in front of technology specialists from some of the nation’s largest energy companies at the Energy Storage Association’s Annual Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. 

  • Sen. Martin Heinrich and Energy Storage Industry Leader Invenergy Honored at Industry’s Annual Conference

    Award Recipients Highlighted for Exceptional Achievements in Advancing Energy Storage

     

    PHOENIX, Ariz., April 16, 2019 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, today announced that it will honor U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and global powerhouse Invenergy during this year’s Annual Energy Storage Conference and Expo for their respective contributions and leadership in advancing the energy storage industry.

  • #ESACon19 -- GE Renewable Energy & Stanton Energy Reliability Center implement Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine System with LA Basin Project

    GE has reached agreement with Stanton Energy Reliability Center , LLC (SERC) to integrate Battery Energy Storage systems with two LM6000 Gas Turbines The project is currently under construction in the Los Angeles Basin and will support energy generation for local reliability in the West Subarea GE will provide the hybridization solution (EGT) for two Gas Turbines.

  • #ESACon19 -- GE Renewable Energy to Implement DC-Coupled Solar and Battery Energy Storage Hybrid System in Upstate New York

    • GE has reached an agreement with Helios Energy to integrate two energy storage and solar systems together

    • The hybrid system will be installed in upstate New York at the end of 2019 and is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2020

    • The innovative DC-coupled solution improves solar yield and overall efficiency of the system while enabling dispatchable renewable energy into the grid

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