ESA News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

    Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

  • Energy Storage Comes to Washington: 3rd Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum

    On Wednesday, ESA hosted our 3rd Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum with nearly 200 energy policy and market development experts gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event brought together senior government leaders to collaborate with the energy storage industry and shape the future of energy and infrastructure policy in our nation’s capital and beyond.

  • Energy Storage: Falling Costs, Major Gains

    As the energy transition charges forward, one technology holds the keys to both the rise of renewable power and the evolution of auto transport: Batteries and other energy storage technologies, assuming they continue to improve, will allow intermittent solar and wind to keep gaining market share while accelerating the shift away from oil-based transport. But can energy storage make economic sense, or will it only add to costs? Matt Roberts, executive director of the Energy Storage Association in Washington, tells EI New Energy that US energy storage costs have fallen “very substantially” in recent years and are “well where they need to be.” As a result of the economic gains and technological advances, energy storage is gaining serious attention from a far-reaching cast of characters including automaker Tesla, the Pentagon, French oil major Total, and President Donald Trump’s administration.

  • NYISO Charts Course for an Integrated Grid

    Rensselaer, NY -- Continuing its work at the forefront of market design and commitment to making the electric grid smarter, greener and more efficient, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today released its Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap. With Distributed Energy Resources (DER) poised to transform New York’s wholesale electric system, the Roadmap offers routes to a future where consumers and emerging technologies support more optimized grid utilization.

  • Greensmith Energy Delivers First Commissioned Aliso Canyon Energy Storage System—Sets Industry Record for Quickest Delivery

    Emeryville, CA., January 27, 2017—Greensmith Energy, the leader in energy storage solutions and software, announced the successful completion and grid-connect of the first 20 MW/80 MWh energy storage system at the AltaGas Pomona Energy Facility in Pomona, California. Working in close partnership with AltaGas, who selected the technology company in 2016, Greensmith set an industry record in the design, integration and installation of a state-of-the-art energy storage system in under four months – in response to the Aliso Canyon gas shortage. 

  • N.Y. Energy Storage Jobs Surged 30% Over Four Years

    Jobs in New York’s energy storage sector have grown to approximately 3,900 – a 30% increase from 2012 through 2015, according to a new report from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

  • A Big Test for Big Batteries

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. — In Southern California in the fall of 2015, a giant natural gas leak not only caused one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation’s history, it also knocked out a critical fuel source for regional power plants.

    Energy regulators needed a quick fix.

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