Energy Storage News

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  • January 18, 2018 - 12:43

    ESA Statement on California Public Utilities Commission Decision on Multiple-Use Storage

    ESA applauds the forward-thinking framework that the California Public Utilities Commission has approved to enable multiple-use energy storage. We are pleased the CPUC correctly recognizes the unique flexibility of storage, which offers savings to ratepayers, enhances customer choice and improves grid reliability and resilience. The CPUC’s decision will allow all storage assets -- owned either by customers, by utilities, or by third-parties – to provide a greater range of services to the electric system and avoid more costly peaking resources or upgrades to the distribution infrastructure."

  • January 18, 2018 - 09:11

    Hawaii Legislature Considers Income Tax Credit for Energy Storage

    Third time’s the charm? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again? No matter what cliche you prefer, the Hawaii legislature will accept it as long as they’re able to pass a bill allowing any incentives for energy storage installations. For the third straight year, led seemingly quixotically by Senator Lorraine Inouye, Hawaiian legislators are trying to provide electric consumers with incentives to install energy story, this time through Senate Bill 2016.

  • January 18, 2018 - 08:56

    Navigant Research Finds Energy Storage Can Improve the Delivery of Smart Energy Solutions in Smart Cities

    BOULDER, Colo. -A new report from Navigant Research examines the relationship between energy storage and smart cities, providing an overview of relevant applications as well as drivers and barriers. Smart energy technologies are increasingly expected to help address the sustainability needs of smart cities to reduce carbon-intensive peak energy use and to develop resilient energy systems. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, the emergence of energy storage solutions in conjunction with the deployment of distributed energy resources (DER) will improve the delivery of smart energy solutions in smart cities.

  • January 18, 2018 - 08:50

    How a Football Stadium Offers the Perfect Business Case for Energy Storage

    The Cars Jeans Stadion in The Hague, Netherlands is about to commission a vast battery plant tied to electric vehicle charging stations, showcasing the versatile business opportunities that battery storage offers whilst facilitating the energy transition. A new partnership between the municipality of The Hague, the Card Jeans Stadion- home of ADO Den Haag, and Dutch energy companies Scholt Energy Control and Alfen will bring to life the innovative project aimed at boosting renewable energy production and the integration of electric vehicles without destabilising the grid.

  • January 17, 2018 - 11:05

    Santander Pours Millions into Energy Storage

    Santander, the Spanish banking giant, is investing close to $35 million (28.5 million Euro) in London-based Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS). The investment will go towards constructing and operating a grid-scale battery storage portfolio of 100 megawatts by the end of the year. According to, the investment in BESS is an effort to support Santander’s plans to become one of the UK’s largest independent owner-operators of battery storage assets and to meet their short-term strategy of building and operating a portfolio of 100 MW worth of grid-scale battery storage assets by the end of 2018.

  • January 17, 2018 - 00:00

    California Regulators Broaden Rules for Energy Storage

    The California Public Utilities Commission last week approved new market rules for energy storage aimed at enabling the resources to stack incremental value and revenue streams through the delivery of multiple services to the wholesale market, distribution grid, transmission system and other venues. Regulators say the previous rules meant battery assets were unable to realize their full economic value, but the changes will help ensure correct pricing and improved economic viability.

  • January 16, 2018 - 14:38

    Energy Storage Policy Discussions for an Accelerating Industry

    Next month, the energy storage industry is returning to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the 4th Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum. There’s plenty to discuss. Just last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action regarding the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing, opening the door to more analysis on ensuring resilience of the bulk power system. In New York, Governor Cuomo set an ambitious goal for New York to meet a 1500 MW energy storage target by 2025. And last fall, after the release of 35x25: A Vision for Energy Storage, the industry has a clear and actionable path to 35GW of new energy storage by 2025. This forum is the premiere event for key conversations on next steps in public policy that will shape the U.S. market for energy storage for years to come.

  • January 16, 2018 - 08:44

    New York Pushes Energy Storage to Solve Renewable Power's Biggest Problem

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month announced an ambitious plan for deploying energy storage, a technology that can mitigate renewable power’s most persistent problem: how to use it when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing. “This is the clearest and most ambitious policy signal the energy storage market has seen on the East Coast,” said Jason Burwen, policy and advocacy director of the Energy Storage Association, a trade group for the industry.

  • January 15, 2018 - 00:00

    The Promise and Challenge of Scaling Lithium Metal Batteries

    While lithium-ion batteries are undergoing an historic scale-up, researchers are also hard at work looking for what battery technology might come next. A big battery breakthrough could lead to electric cars that could drive longer on a single charge and are safer to operate. Better batteries for the grid could store more energy, enabling the deployment of more wind and solar. “There’s a worldwide race for these kinds of concepts,” said Paul Albertus, program director for ARPA-E, the Department of Energy program that focuses on early-stage, potentially big-impact energy research.

  • January 12, 2018 - 16:37

    AES and Siemens AG Merge into Fluence Energy

    As reported previously, AES Energy Storage and the energy storage team from Siemens recently merged, creating Fluence Energy, LLC. The new company is jointly owned by Siemens and the AES Corporation, combining the engineering, product development, implementation and services capabilities of both teams. It is now embarking on an “aggressive expansion” of the business, backed by the financial support of the two parent organizations. Fluence builds on more than a decade of grid-scale battery-based energy storage experience and the largest advanced battery-based energy storage fleet in the world with nearly 500 MW deployed or awarded across 15 countries.