ESA News

  • Advanced Energy Storage Caucus Launched in Congress to Bipartisan Support

    Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2017) – U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA) launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress last week, joined by executives from leading utilities, developers, and manufacturers of storage technologies. The focus of the Caucus is to educate Members of Congress regarding the benefits of storage to the U.S. electric system and investigate ways to accelerate job growth and investment in U.S. advanced energy storage industries. Cost-effective, safe energy storage systems are creating a more resilient and efficient electric grid today, with thousands of systems already in operation throughout the United States. In recognition of the critical role energy storage plays in making the U.S. electric system reliable, affordable, and sustainable, the Caucus will periodically brief Members of Congress on how energy storage is reshaping the way electricity is generated, distributed, and consumed, and how policy can remove impediments to greater use of battery storage.

  • CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman and Energy Storage Leader LG Chem Honored at Industry‚Äôs Annual Conference and Expo in Denver

    Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2017) – During the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo - held in Denver, CO April 18-20 – California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman and global manufacturer LG Chem were honored by the industry for their contributions and leadership in advancing the energy storage industry. 

  • ESA's Annual Conference: Record Attendance, Call for 35 GW by 2025

    The Energy Storage Association's 27th Annual Conference and Expo was a sweeping success - with record-setting attendance, the biggest expo dedicated to energy storage, and more companies, utilities, decision makers, and industry experts than ever before.

  • RES To Construct 30MW Storage Project for San Diego Utility

    Broomfield, CO – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in energy storage integration, is pleased to announce an agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), an investor-owned utility in California, to build a 30 MW/120 MWh RESolve® Energy Storage System (ESS). The system will be located in Miramar, a community of San Diego, California.

  • 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.

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