ESA News

  • ESA Contributes to Updating Fire Codes on Battery Energy Storage

    Posted by: Nitzan Goldberger; State Policy Director, Energy Storage Association

    This week, ESA filed comments advocating for safe, fair and reasonable fire codes for energy storage systems at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Code Council (ICC).  Leading up to these filings, we held a webinar on September 13, 2017, and June 28, 2018, to provide information on the implications of upcoming revisions to the codes.  In this blog, we explain the code updating process and provide an overview of our comments to the NFPA and the IFC, which are available in full to members here (NFPA Standard 855) and here (IFC).

  • ESA CEO Statement on Massachusetts Legislative Action Regarding Energy Storage

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) commends the Massachusetts House and Senate for their leadership this legislative session, advancing innovative policies to deploy energy storage to meet its clean energy goals and enhance grid resilience. 

  • Spotlight on Storage: NYPA, Brenmiller Energy and Purchase College Launch Demonstration Project for Innovative Thermal Energy Storage Technology

    In today’s inaugural posting for the new Energy Storage Association (ESA) blog, Spotlight on Storage, we turn to a recently unveiled collaboration between ESA member companies New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller Energy, who partnered on an innovative thermal energy storage project at Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). 

  • ESA CEO Statement on Massachusetts Senate Bill 2545 – An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is encouraged by the inclusion of energy storage in legislation passed by the Massachusetts Senate last night. Establishing a separate energy storage target, as Senate Bill 2545 would require, would ensure that the Commonwealth maintains a leadership position next to California, New York, New Jersey, and Arizona in the drive to realizing the vision of 35 GW of energy storage by 2025. 

  • A Policymaker’s Guide to the Storage IRP Galaxy

    Utility resource planning will serve an important role in the march to realizing ESA’s vision of 35 GW of installed energy storage capacity by 2025. Reforming the way in which resource planning is done ensures a level playing field for all technologies, including energy storage, and allows all technologies to compete fairly. Utilities and regulators increasingly recognize the immense opportunity to provide flexibility and drive ratepayer savings, by deploying energy storage and reducing the need for spare capacity.

  • Energy Storage Association Adds EVgo EVP Julie Blunden to its 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2018 –The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today that Julie Blunden is the newest addition to its board of directors. Pursuant to ESA’s by-laws, Blunden was appointed to serve as a director for the remainder of the 2018 – 2019 term by the current board chair after a position became vacant in May.

  • U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market Hits New Highs in Q1 2018

    BOSTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. (Jun 6, 2018) -- Deployments of home energy storage systems reached record heights in the first quarter of 2018. According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), 36 megawatt-hours of grid-connected residential energy storage systems were deployed in the first three months of this year, which is equivalent to the amount of residential storage deployed in the previous three quarters combined.

  • Energy Storage Innovator Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Strategen VP Lon Huber Honored at Industry’s Annual Conference

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2018 –The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced that global independent renewable energy company Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Strategen Vice President Lon Huber were recently honored by the industry during the 28th Annual Energy Storage Conference and Expo for their contributions and leadership in advancing the energy storage industry.

  • ESA CEO Statement on Colorado Energy Storage Legislation

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is encouraged by Friday’s announcement that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed legislation that will advance energy storage deployments in the state. The bill begins an important process to integrate energy storage into long-term electric system planning, which will provide economic and environmental benefits to Colorado’s ratepayers for years to come.

  • Broad energy coalition condemns action to subsidize failing coal, nuclear plants

    WASHINGTON June 1, 2018 - A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement condemning the Administration’s draft plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country.