ESA News

  • Energy Storage Guide for Policymakers Released

    (Denver, CO) – A new tool published today by the independent Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Charging Ahead: An Energy Storage Guide for State Policymakers,” (http://irecusa.org) provides regulators and other decision makers with specific guidance on key issues for policy consideration, including foundational policies for advanced energy storage—a new generation of technologies characterized by flexible operating capabilities and diverse applications. 

  • Clean Energy Coalition Supports Proposed FERC Revision of Interconnection Process

    WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2017 — A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development. 

  • PJM Market Design: Industry Takes Action to Address Regulatory Dissonance

    Today, the Energy Storage Association filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking a review of PJM Interconnection’s prior unilateral changes to its market for frequency regulation. 

  • Maryland Becomes First in the Nation to Pass Storage Tax Credit

    Late last night, Maryland took a historic step to become first in the nation to pass legislation enacting a tax credit for the installation of energy storage systems and a separate bill launching a holistic study of the potential of energy storage systems in the state.

  • Energy Storage Industry Leaders Urge Congress to Include Grid Modernization, Resiliency in Infrastructure Deliberations

    Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2017) – The Energy Storage Association joined with 52 private companies and business associations to deliver an important letter to leaders of Congress this week – that any dialogue on enhancing and rebuilding America’s infrastructure must include consideration of advanced energy storage systems. Modernization and innovation on the electric grid can reap immense rewards in creating a more resilient, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable U.S. electric system. 

  • UET and Snohomish County PUD Dedicate the World's Largest Capacity Containerized Flow Battery

    UniEnergy Technologies (UET) and Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) dedicated the world’s largest capacity containerized flow battery at a celebration at UET’s manufacturing and engineering facility near Seattle. The event was held yesterday, Tuesday March 28, 2017.

  • Nuvation Engineering Launches Nuvation Energy

    Nuvation launches new brand providing electronic hardware and software solutions for large-scale battery energy storage. The company brings over 20 years of power engineering design experience to the industry as well as a field-deployed 4th generation battery management system that can manage up to 48 1250VDC battery stacks in parallel. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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