ESA News

  • Assessing South Africa’s 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.

  • Greensmith Energy Expands Global Reach—Signs Agreement with Wärtsilä Energy Solutions to Deliver Energy Storage Systems Globally

    HERNDON, Va.--Greensmith, one of the largest providers of energy storage software and integration services, announced today it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Wärtsilä. This enables Wärtsilä to deliver energy storage systems integrated with solar PV, and Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation power plants, jointly forming a hybrid energy solution. Greensmith will provide its GEMS software platform to provide the full control for the entire system. Wärtsilä, a global leader in multi-fuel power plants will leverage its significant installed base and provide global EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) services to customers worldwide. As a combined market solution, Wärtsilä and Greensmith will provide sustainable, reliable, and affordable power — particularly in countries and regions with limited or small electrical grids.

  • ESA Supports Procurement Targets and Utility Ownership Models of Energy Storage in MA

    ESA urges Members of the House and Senate to pass energy legislation that includes the energy storage provisions of S2400, authorizing the Department of Energy Resources to determine and adopt appropriate targets for viable and cost-effective energy storage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • ESA Applauds Bipartisan Coalition Supporting Storage Investment Tax Credit

    ESA applauds the bipartisan leadership of Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, joined by co-sponsors U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Al Franken (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Angus King (I-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) in introducing S. 3159 in the US Senate. 

  • Doosan Acquires 1Energy Systems and Enters Rapidly Growing Grid Intelligence Sector

    Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC), a Korea-based global leader in power generation technologies, today announced the acquisition of Seattle-based 1Energy Systems, founded in 2011 to develop the software platform needed to automatically integrate Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the electric power system. 

  • IESO Seeks to Expand Market for Regulation, an Essential Grid-Balancing Service

    TORONTO, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing efforts to broaden participation in Ontario's energy markets, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) today released a Request for Information (RFI) related to the provision of regulation, an essential service that helps maintain the balance between supply and demand.

  • ESA Supports the White House’s Efforts to Remove Barriers for Energy Storage, Create Innovative Market Structures

    Washington, D.C. – June 16, 2016 – Energy Storage Association (ESA) Executive Director Matt Roberts today issued a statement ahead of the White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Energy Storage with Smart Markets:

  • The AES Corporation Awarded EEI's 2016 International Edison Award

    CHICAGO, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AES Corporation (AES) today received the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI's) 2016 International Edison Award, the electric power industry's most prestigious honor. A panel of former electric company chief executives selected AES for the annual award from a group of distinguished finalists.

  • Energy Storage Association Applauds FERC Efforts to Remove Market Barriers to Energy Storage Systems

    Washington, D.C. – June 8, 2016 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for advancing their formal inquiry into market participation and barriers to entry for safe and reliable energy storage systems. By improving grid flexibility, reliability and efficiency, energy storage has already proven how valuable it is in the regional electricity markets under FERC jurisdiction. The Commission is taking a thorough and judicious approach to expanding the types of markets storage can participate in and the valuable services it can provide.