ESA News

  • STATE OF CHARGE: Massachusetts Energy Storage Initiative Study

    State of Charge was commissioned as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Energy Storage Initiative (ESI), an initial $10 million investment that recognizes the potential benefits of incorporating advanced storage technologies into Massachusetts energy portfolio. The ESI aims to achieve the benefits by pursuing a multi-pronged approach to establishing an energy storage market structure, building strategic partnerships and supporting storage projects at the electric wholesale system, utility distribution system, and customer side scale.

  • ESA Offers New York Ways to Improve DSIPs

    The Energy Storage Assn (ESA) made four recommendations it believes can increase the ability of utilities in New York to meet the goals set out in both the state's REV and recent Clean Energy Standard (CES), the association said in comments filed yesterday. The filing was in response to the PSC's request for views on the distributed system implementation plans (DSIP) under the REV initiative, and largely echoed comments made in the docket by the New York Battery & Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST), it added.

  • The Rise and Rise of US Storage

    Energy storage in the US is being propelled forward by falling costs and increasingly favourable markets and policy. But for the full value of storage to be realised, numerous regulatory and fiscal barriers must still be surmounted, writes Matt Roberts, executive director of the Energy Storage Association. This feature originally appeared in the eighth issue of PV Tech Power.

  • S&C Electric Company and IPERC: Building the Military-Grade Microgrid

    As published in GreenTech Media - Last week, S&C Electric Company, the big Chicago-based provider of grid-switching and protection gear, communications, and battery systems, acquired IPERC, a New York-based maker of military-grade microgrid software and control devices. The purchase was made for an undisclosed sum. This week, we caught up with the two companies to learn more about the partnership and how the two companies' technologies fit into the mix of hardware, communications and software that goes into running a modern-day microgrid. 

  • The U.S. Deployed 41.2 MW of Energy Storage in Q2 2016, On Pace for Another Historic Year

    BOSTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2016) According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly publication from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the U.S. deployed 41.2 megawatts of energy storage in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 126 percent over the first quarter of the year.

  • Energy Storage Summit Brings Big Hitters to NM

    Some of the biggest players in energy were on hand in Albuquerque on Tuesday to talk about how storage is likely to shift the market, including the future of renewable sources like wind and solar.

    The main pointed hammered home during the event? Energy storage at scale is not only possible, it’s already on the way.

  • Greensmith Energy Partners with E.ON Climate and Renewables and Tucson Electric Power for a 10 Megawatt Energy Storage Project in Arizona

    HERNDON, Va.--Greensmith Energy, the leader in energy storage software and integration services, announced it will partner with E.ON Climate and Renewables and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to design and deliver a grid-scale energy storage system located at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park southeast of Tucson. The 10 megawatt (MW) site will provide frequency response and voltage control in addition to solar integration for a new 2 MW array.

  • Greensmith Energy Partners with AltaGas to Deliver 20 Megawatts of Critical Energy Storage to Southern California

    HERNDON, Va.--Greensmith Energy, one of the largest providers of energy storage software and integration services, announced today that AltaGas Ltd. has selected Greensmith as the software provider and system integrator for a 20 MW/80MWh system in Pomona, California. Together, AltaGas and Greensmith will deploy a state-of-the-art 20 MW energy storage system to help with Resource Adequacy in California and offer multiple other grid applications. The project will be expedited and is expected to be completed in December 2016.

  • Massachusetts Storage Procurement Goals the Next Step in Advancing Grid Modernization

    An OpEd by our Executive Director Matt Roberts on the exciting opportunities ahead in MA following the passage of H.4568, which will establish procurement goals and create new ownership models for energy storage in the Bay State.

  • Inaugural STUDIO Energy Storage Technical Conference a Success

    For three days this week in San Francisco, the energy storage community convened to explore and discuss the practical technical considerations of deployment, integration and operation of energy storage systems on the grid. The STUDIO Energy Storage Technical Conference brought nearly 200 industry experts from utilities, project development, and research communities came together in a unique educational setting – combining expert panels and speakers with an interactive and engaging peer-to-peer learning format.