ESA News

  • #ESACon19 -- Wärtsilä announces Engine+ Hybrid Energy solution in support of storage and renewable energy adoption

    Technology group Wärtsilä launches Engine+ Hybrid Energy, the company’s newest solution for power producers across the globe, helping them to reach their ambitious renewable energy goals. The solution pairs engines with energy storage to form a fully integrated, automated system, and provides a reliable and environmentally sound power generation solution with improved efficiency for the operators and power producers of islanded grids. Wärtsilä Engine+ Hybrid Energy is a concrete example of the company's energy system integrator capability.

  • Trane® Thermal Battery™ Cooling System Info for #ESACon19

    Trane is now offering building owners superior full-service energy management solutions that include the Thermal Battery™ system--- thermal energy storage for a renewable future.

  • CEO Statement on Bipartisan Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2019

    “Passage of today’s bill introduced by Senators Heinrich and Gardner would be immediately impactful to the storage industry,” said Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman. “Including standalone energy storage in the current investment tax credit construct will optimize deployment for all clean energy technologies and trigger long-term investment signals for the storage industry. Energy storage already supports tens of thousands of jobs in this country, with battery energy storage employment growing at a faster rate than any other energy sector job field. Equitable access to the ITC will help boost energy storage investment and create even more economic opportunity.”

  • Energy Storage Association Welcomes Keynote Speakers for the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

    PHOENIX, Ariz., April 10, 2019 – From NantEnergy to Arizona Public Service to NEC Energy Solutions, the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the leading national voice for the storage industry, is excited to welcome a host of distinguished keynote speakers for their Annual Conference & Expo on April 16 - 18 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • CEO Statement on ITC Legislation Introduced by Congressman Doyle

    “We commend Congressman Doyle for his leadership in the introduction of today’s legislation, which if enacted, would immediately boost investment in the energy storage industry and create even more economic opportunity,” said Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman.  “It is a simple and impactful clarification of the current investment tax credit that would ensure equitable access for standalone storage and send long-term investment signals to an industry that supports tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. We thank Congressman Doyle for addressing this critical issue for the resiliency, efficiency, sustainability and affordability of our electric system.”

  • storagePLUS Network: Storage PLUS Natural Gas Turbines

    In the second of ESA’s storagePLUS Network webinars, we heard from General Electric’s Kurt Waldner regarding innovative coupling of energy storage and natural gas system. Our speaker addressed how energy storage can complement gas generation and use in innovative thermal hybrid systems to extend the life of existing assets, mitigate emissions, reduce fuel usage, and provide additional grid services beyond a typical gas generator. Waldner will discuss projects that have successfully done so, why they chose storage+gas, and what the future can hold for couplings of these two energy technologies.

  • NEC Energy Solutions and Arizona Public Service Company to Host the Energy Storage Association’s Annual Conference and Expo

    PHOENIX, Ariz., March 12, 2019 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to announce NEC Energy Solutions and Arizona Public Service (APS) as the conference and utility hosts, respectively, of the ESA’s Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo on April 16 - 18 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  ESA is the leading national voice for companies that develop, integrate and deploy the energy storage technologies we rely on every day.

  • Storage 101: A Survey of Storage Technologies

    The expansion of the storage industry is driven in large part by the underlying technology. February’s Storage 101 webinar educates listeners on the latest developments, including findings from the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) recent survey on storage technologies.

  • StoragePLUS Network: Storage and Energy Efficiency

    Energy efficiency and energy storage go hand in hand. On January 30, the inaugural episode of  ESA’s storagePLUS featured top experts examining the ways in which storage can optimize energy efficiency resources, and the benefits storage brings to the overall energy sector.

  • ESA CEO Statement on Release of 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report

    With today’s release of the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), we are pleased to see evidence of what we already know to be true:  an investment in the energy storage industry and an increase in deployments translates into direct job growth here in the United States.