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    • April 4, 2018 - 09:52

      CEO Statement on U.S. Section 301 Tariffs Announced Yesterday

      “The Energy Storage Association (ESA) anticipates that the inclusion of Chinese battery components in the tariffs, as drafted, will likely represent a negligible impact on the growth of the energy storage market. Nonetheless, ESA is concerned by the battery tariffs announced yesterday because the Administration is creating unnecessary uncertainty for the U.S. energy storage market,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of ESA.

    • March 29, 2018 - 13:20

      Federal Omnibus Increases Support for Energy Storage

      The 2018 federal omnibus spending bill signed into law last week demonstrates a continuing, bipartisan commitment by Congress to sustain public investment in energy technology innovation. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) clean energy innovation investments will receive nearly $1.5 billion more in FY2018 than the prior fiscal year.

    • March 29, 2018 - 08:53

      U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker to Keynote the Energy Storage Association's 28th Annual Conference and Expo

      The Assistant Secretary Will Discuss Strategies for Building Resilience into Grid Design. 

    • 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.”

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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.

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