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    • January 18, 2018 - 12:21

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

      Statement from Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association, regarding the California Public Utilities Commission decision to enable multiple-use energy 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 15, 2018 - 13:57

      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. 

    • January 10, 2018 - 07:15

      ESA Expands its Executive Team

      WASHINGTON D.C., January 10, 2018 – Energy Storage Association (ESA), the leading voice for member companies advancing energy storage, today announced Marissa Paslick Gillett is joining as vice president of external relations and Jason Burwen has taken on the role of vice president of policy. Gillett has extensive leadership experience in the energy sector, including her most recent position as the senior advisor to the chairman at the Maryland Public Service Commission. Burwen is being promoted from his previous position as director of policy. In their new roles, Gillett and Burwen will aid the organization in developing its strategic direction.

    • January 9, 2018 - 09:48

      CEO’s Statement on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Formal Action on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Proposed Rulemaking on Grid Resiliency Pricing

      Statement from Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association, regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) formal action on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing: 

      "The actions taken yesterday are an encouraging sign that FERC is serious about ensuring resilience of the bulk power system. By building a robust record of fact from the system operating bodies responsible for reliability and resilience, and by taking the important first step of defining both, FERC is rightly assuring that any actions taken will be holistic and effective.    As the eastern ISOs’ successful responses to last week’s winter storms has shown, flexibility is critical to resilience—to ensure uninterrupted power is delivered to consumers whenever and wherever they need it. ESA looks forward to working with FERC, DOE, and other stakeholders to ensure that the flexibility of energy storage can be measured, valued, and compensated effectively to meet the resilience needs of our electric system."

       

       

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    • January 22, 2018 - 15:47

      Where Energy Storage is Headed

      PUF’s Steve Mitnick: What are your top goals for 2018 as the CEO of the Energy Storage Association? Kelly Speakes-Backman: The energy storage industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, and with it, ESA will expand its support of the market. 2018 will be a year of continued growth for ESA and the storage industry, but also one of reflection on what the future will hold and how ESA can be a catalyst for this growth.

    • January 22, 2018 - 10:15

      Stored Energy is a Shared Solution

      Australia’s abundance of space and sunshine make it an attractive market for the development of renewable and energy storage solutions. These innovations are enabling local businesses to save money on energy costs and operate more sustainably as they integrate renewables into the energy mix. Furthermore, reliance on fossil fuel based energy sources, including diesel generators and coal power stations, has reduced country-wide.

    • 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.

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