Energy Storage News

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  • August 10, 2018 - 14:13

    Expansion of Clean Energy Policies Continues

    A law recently enacted by the Massachusetts legislature and signed by Governor Charlie Baker will increase the use of renewable fuels to produce electricity, allow the development of more offshore wind farms, enable more technologies to qualify for energy efficiency incentives and increase the use of technologies that store electricity. It is the third clean energy law enacted in Massachusetts since 2016.

  • August 10, 2018 - 12:39

    MISO Energy Storage Group Seeks Expanded Role

    MISO’s Energy Storage Task Force is making a bid to broaden its role by seeking the authority to evaluate storage issues in addition to identifying them. The group moved to revise its charter during a Tuesday conference, but any proposed changes are subject to approval by the Steering Committee at its next meeting. The task force is currently limited to only identifying storage issues requiring MISO’s attention. It then forwards its findings to the Steering Committee, which assigns the issues to larger stakeholder committees for decisions. 

  • August 9, 2018 - 14:40

    Governor Northam Announces Selection of EVgo to Develop Statewide Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network

    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to EVgo Services, LLC, to develop a statewide public electric vehicle (EV) charging network. This contract is awarded from funding that the Commonwealth was allocated through the Volkswagen mitigation settlement, and it will serve as a forward looking program that will help to meet driver needs as electric vehicle adoption rates continue to increase.

  • August 8, 2018 - 15:22

    Elon Musk Wants to Take Tesla Private

    Elon Musk has confirmed that he wants to take Tesla private. In classic Musk form, he had earlier tweeted that an offer of US$420 per share was in the works. It would be more conventional for such an announcement to be published through an official filing. He confirmed the offer later in the day in a company statement.

  • August 8, 2018 - 14:35

    CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

    California could retire 28 natural gas plants without impacting electricity reliability, the Union of Concern Scientists said in a report published Tuesday. In order to meet the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) target to reduce carbon to 42 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030 in the most economic way possible, the UCS model chose not to build any new gas plants to replace less efficient combined-cycle gas turbines.

  • August 8, 2018 - 13:59

    As Second Wave of State Storage Targets Builds, Utilities Propose New Projects

    nergy storage has been taking root across the country, but coastal states, such as California, Massachusetts and Oregon, have taken the lead in implementing related policies. That could change as states such as Colorado and Nevada move closer to potentially ambitious policies to support energy storage. Rising renewable penetration combined with falling costs for lithium-ion batteries is driving many states to explore policies that encourage energy storage.

  • August 7, 2018 - 12:13

    EnSync Energy Announces Sale of Debut Solar PPA Project in California to Standard Solar

    MILWAUKEE, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems ("EnSync Energy"), the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, announced today the sale of a project under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide. The project marks EnSync Energy's entry into the California marketplace.

  • August 3, 2018 - 11:43

    Grid-scale Solar and Battery Project in Hawaii Gets Approval

    The first grid-scale solar and battery energy storage project to be built on the Hawaiian island of Moloka‘i has gained approval from the state’s Public Utilities Commission. The 2.6MW solar farm and its 3MW battery storage system will be owned and operated by Moloka‘i New Energy Partners, which will sell electricity to Maui Electric Company. The facility is expected to be in service by the end of 2019, when it will start providing savings to the island’s 3,200 customers over a 22-year contract.

  • August 3, 2018 - 00:00

    A Battery for the Next Century? It Could Happen Here.

    Clean energy advocates are increasingly focusing their hopes on battery storage to supply power to the grid from the sun and the wind, particularly during times of peak demand when the weather might be, inconveniently, cloudy and still.

  • August 2, 2018 - 16:01

    Storage industry pleased, solar not so much by Massachusetts' latest renewables bills - Energy Storage News

    In response to Massachusetts Legislature passing a bill raising the state’s renewable energy standard and another encouraging clean energy and energy storage use during peak hours, solar and energy storage trade groups SEIA and ESA offered contrasting views.