Energy Storage News

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  • April 25, 2018 - 14:17

    Leading ESA Policy Engagement #ESACon18

    Jason Burwen, VP of Policy at ESA, explains how the energy storage association advocates for removing barriers to energy storage participation to wholesale markets as well as the creating framework to allow connection to the grid. Bill Homes from K&L Gates moderates.

  • April 25, 2018 - 13:50

    Overheard at the Energy Storage Association Annual Conference

    BOSTON — Energy storage deployment will likely grow to 35 GW by 2025 as consumers, businesses and government agencies increasingly support the technology, industry experts said last week. “Our industry created the momentum for the unanimous support to unleash the benefits of storage through FERC Order 841,” Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman said at her organization’s 28th annual conference. “This is a watershed moment, friends, this is our moment.” (See FERC Rules to Boost Storage Role in Markets.)

  • April 25, 2018 - 01:00

    NEC to Supply 20 MW Energy Storage System to Orsted UK

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is supplying Orsted UK with a 20 MW GSS® Grid Storage Solution. Once completed and operational by the end of 2018, the system will be used to provide services to the UK’s National Grid to help manage grid stability during changes between peak and low power demand.

  • April 24, 2018 - 19:20

    Colorado Senate Approves Second Storage Bill, Waits on House

    The Colorado Senate on Monday voted 26-9 on third reading to approve HB18-1270, which directs the development of mechanisms to enable investor-owned utilities to acquire energy storage systems, while restricting their size to 15 MW. Because amendments were added on the floor, it will need to be approved again by the House. The bill would direct state regulators to "establish mechanisms" for investor-owned electric utilities to procure energy storage systems. Some criteria would need to be satisfied, however.

  • April 24, 2018 - 14:02

    NextEra Moves Deeper into Solar Power and Solar Plus Storage

    While power sector holdouts such as FirstEnergy get headlines by pushing for disingenuous regulatory changes in a vain attempt to make the future look like the past, many U.S. power companies are seeing the light in the low and predictable costs of large-scale wind and solar. One of the leaders in this regard is Florida power company NextEra Energy. The company’s Q1 2018 results show NextEra building not only large amounts of solar both through generation arm NextEra Energy Resources and utility Florida Power and Light, but also beginning to deploy large-scale energy storage through both companies.

  • April 23, 2018 - 20:35

    Lockheed Says 'Flow' Battery will Boost use of Renewable Power

    WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Corp hopes to launch a new “flow” battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials that can help utilities save money and use more renewable energy, company officials said on Monday.

  • April 23, 2018 - 11:13

    Massachusetts Is Staring Down a Duck Curve of Its Own. Storage Could Help

    After a barrage of wicked nor'easters this winter, Massachusetts residents probably aren't worried about having too much sun — but they should be. Over in Hawaii, California and Arizona, middaysolargeneration has begun to cause major swings in the balance of supply and demand on the grid. The resulting “duck curve” has become emblematic of the logistical challenges involved in massive renewables adoption. As it turns out, this duck infestation is migrating from the sunny, palm-lined enclaves of Venice Beach and Scottsdale to the Bay State.

  • April 20, 2018 - 14:19

    ESA Lays out the Path for 35 GW of Energy Storage by 2025

    Most of us are solar power professionals, for example we’re reading pv magazine. However, for those of us who haven’t already, it’s probably time to start paying attention to how energy storage will affect our business – because the largest players in our field have been modeling large scale energy storage projects for at least three years. The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has been watching also – and they’ve articulated their thoughts in a white paper: 35X25: A Vision for Energy Storage. In this document, focused on the years between now and 2025, the ESA describes market drivers for growth, how to value energy storage, where and how it expects the growth to happen and what we have to continue to do in order to make this real.

  • April 19, 2018 - 17:38

    New Jersey Reconfigures Solar Policy, Sets Storage Target to Meet 50% Renewables Pledge

    New Jersey is the latest US state to set itself targets for the deployment of energy storage, with newly passed legislation calling for 600MW of the technology within three years. A bill, S2314/A3723, passed last week as one of three sustainability and low carbon measures for the state going forward, calls on the New Jersey Public Utilities Board to analyse the costs and potential benefits of energy storage as well as making revisions for community solar, energy efficiency, peak demand reduction and solar renewable energy certificate programmes.

  • April 19, 2018 - 15:29

    Lockheed Martin to Deliver 17 MWh of GridStarâ„¢ Lithium Energy Storage Systems to Peak Power Inc. - Markets Insider

    OTTAWA, Ontario, April 19, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin signed an agreement to supply approximately 17 MWh of GridStar™ Lithium energy storage systems to Peak Power Inc., a North American energy storage services provider. The units will be installed in Ontario, Canada, and along the East Coast of the United States.

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