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    • March 20, 2018 - 09:42

      CEO’s Statement on Massachusetts Governor’s “Clean Peak Standard” Legislation

      “In proposing a clean peak standard, Governor Baker once again demonstrated leadership and innovative thinking on how to make the electric system more resilient and sustainable. Such a program could potentially spur new energy storage deployments that work to ensure clean energy meets the peak demands of the grid. With the announcement of the proposed legislation, the Baker-Polito Administration began an important new conversation in the Commonwealth,” stated Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of ESA. “We look forward to Governor Baker’s keynote address at ESA’s Annual Conference on April 18 - 20 in Boston for more on this and other initiatives where Massachusetts looks to lead on energy storage and clean energy policy.”

    • March 12, 2018 - 09:57

      Governor Charlie Baker to Keynote the Energy Storage Association's 28th Annual Conference and Expo

      BOSTON, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Storage Association (ESA), the leading national voice for companies that develop and deploy the energy storage technologies we rely on every day, announced that Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will keynote the Energy Storage Association's 28th Annual Conference and Expo on April 18 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Governor Baker will address the importance of innovation, sustainability and clean energy legislation.

    • March 6, 2018 - 14:14

      U.S. Energy Storage Market Tops the GWh Milestone in 2017, Annual Deployments to Exceed 1,000 MWh in 2018

      BOSTON Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. (March 6, 2018) The U.S. energy storage market is no longer in its infancy. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) newly released U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2017 Year-in-Review, 100 megawatt-hours of grid-connected energy storage were deployed in the fourth quarter of the year, marking 1,080 cumulative megawatt-hours deployed between 2013 and 2017.

    • March 5, 2018 - 09:51

      ESA Applauds the IRS Private Letter Ruling on Residential Storage-plus-Solar

      The IRS’ recent private letter ruling marks a milestone for the residential storage-plus-solar industry. The determination that an energy storage retrofit of a residential solar PV project is eligible for a 30 percent investment tax credit (“ITC”) under Section 25D is a step in the right direction toward a common-sense tax approach to storage. Reducing barriers for taxpayers is an important action this Administration can take to continue growing this industry and to create thousands of new jobs.

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    • March 20, 2018 - 20:23

      New Business Models May be the Next Frontier in Lower Energy Storage Costs

      s the markets for energy storage continue to grow and companies in those markets mature, business models and financing mechanisms are getting more attention. Those models can involve alternatives to a traditional asset sale approach that can reduce the cost of entry for potential customers and lower the cost of capital for energy storage companies. The trend was highlighted last week when Younicos announced its energy storage rental service. Renting energy storage equipment was an obvious step for Younicos, given that its corporate parent, Aggreko, rents power generation equipment on a global scale.

    • March 20, 2018 - 08:47

      This College Wants To Be The First 100% Renewable Campus In The U.S.

      In 2015, the state of Hawaii committed to converting 100% of its energy supply to renewables by 2045. It’s a steep undertaking, and one that will involve utilities coordinating resources across a network of grids that span the island. And at the same time, the Hawaii Legislature and the University of Hawaii system established a joint goal: The entire university network, which comprises 10 campuses across the islands, will be “net zero” by 2035, meaning that the system would generate as much renewable energy as it consumes.

    • March 16, 2018 - 12:57

      ENGIE's Commercial Battery Project Drive $100k Annual Wedge into California's Water-Energy Nexus

      California’s recent droughts and ongoing need to economise water use have inspired more commercial energy storage at a local water board, with ENGIE Storage delivering a project for the San Diego Water Authority. The new battery energy storage project is expected to save the Authority (SDWA) US$100,000 per year on its energy costs. The batteries will be used to store low-cost solar energy for use during peak times and times of low solar generation. SDWA and ENGIE Storage, which was formerly known as Green Charge prior to its acquisition by the European utility, struck up a deal for the project in May 2017.

    • March 16, 2018 - 10:19

      Younicos Launches Service to Rent Energy Storage Systems

      Berlin-based energy storage company Younicos on Tuesday announced a service that will rent storage devices. The company’s “Energy-Storage-as-a-Service” product is designed to meet immediate storage requirements and will initially focus on hybrid generation systems and microgrid applications for commercial and industrial customers.

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