ESA News

  • 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.

  • BREAKING: Omnibus Bill in MA Includes Energy Storage Procurement Targets

    Bill H.4568 came out of committee last night with multiple provisions related to the expansion of energy storage in the state. The 'Act to promote energy diversity' includes a number of different facets primarily focused on wind and hydropower, but it also empowers DOER to set appropriate targets for storage procurements and opens up ownership of distributed storage assets to the utilities. 

  • Assessing South Africa‚Äôs Energy Storage Market

    The U.S. government-led Power Africa initiative – which brings new renewable and gas-fired energy online, while also improving electricity transmission and distribution – helps identify emerging energy needs on the continent, as well as the emerging technologies that can meet those needs.

  • Energy Storage Legislation Can Enable Clean, Resilient Energy for MA and Accelerate Grid Modernization

    Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2016 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) urges Massachusetts House and Senate leaders to include the energy storage provisions of Senate Bill 2400 in their Conference Committee report. Massachusetts is a beacon for the clean technology and energy industries, leading ambitious grid modernization efforts and spurring continued advancements in clean energy technologies that have created nearly 100,000 jobs. With the Commonwealth’s goals for clean energy deployment and grid modernization, significant energy storage will be needed in the near future, and the Commonwealth will secure its leadership in the advanced energy economy by including storage in forthcoming legislation.