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    • July 15, 2019 - 14:53

      New study By Astrapé, Energy Storage Association and National Resources Defense Council refutes PJM arguments in FERC 841 Order

      Washington, DC (July 15, 2019) -- A new study released by Astrapé Consulting, funded by the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) and National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), concludes that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)efforts to encourage more energy storage deployment is supported by sound data. The findings, which are specific to the PJM market, show that PJM’s proposal requiring a storage asset to run for 10 continuous hours in order to qualify its full output for the capacity market is unnecessary and unduly restrictive. The Astrapé study concludes that a shorter storage duration requirement correctly reflects its capacity value for the foreseeable future.

    • June 25, 2019 - 14:06

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Nevada Energy’s Announced Energy Storage Additions

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) congratulates NV Energy on its recent plan to deploy nearly 600 MW of energy storage by 2023. 

    • June 13, 2019 - 03:59

      ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Financing Our Energy Future Act

      ESA supports the efforts of Senators Coons and Moran and Representatives Thompson and Estes to introduce the bipartisan Financing Our Energy Future Act. Including energy storage as an eligible asset for master limited partnerships would allow energy infrastructure providers to build and acquire energy storage technologies at lower cost, accelerating the transition to a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable energy infrastructure. 

    • June 11, 2019 - 10:07

      ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Tariffs for Lithium-ion Batteries and Related Equipment

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association and its members are deeply concerned that tariffs on Chinese lithium-ion batteries and related equipment would have an immediate and adverse effect on grid energy storage deployments in the United States.

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    • July 16, 2019 - 12:45

      Montana Energy Storage Project Lines Up Financial Partner

      Construction on a 400MW, $1 billion energy storage system in central Montana could start as soon as next year after its sponsors said Friday they reached a financing agreement with a Danish firm that invests in renewable energy. Next up, he said, is to make arrangements with utilities or others interested in using the Montana facility to complement their own electricity generation.

    • July 14, 2019 - 05:30

      Minnesota to Consider Using Energy Storage for Peaker Plants

      Gas peaker plants may be among the first casualties of a new Minnesota law requiring utilities to include energy storage as part of their long-range plans. The provision, part of an omnibus jobs and energy bill, "puts energy storage on a level playing field with natural gas plants and other resources," said Ellen Anderson, executive director of the University of Minnesota's Energy Transition Lab. "Utilities will have to acknowledge the capabilities storage can provide as an alternative to, say, a fossil fuel plant."

    • July 13, 2019 - 00:57

      The Long Read: The Dawn of Megastorage

      Last year was record-breaking for global energy storage deployment. The non-residential segment overtook the residential sector for the first time, with half of the 3.3 GW capacity installed in front of the meter, according to market analysts Wood Mackenzie. The drive toward large, utility-scale projects has been the single most noteworthy change for the industry over the last 12 to 18 months, with storage projects now exceeding 100 MW for four-hour durations.

    • July 11, 2019 - 10:39

      Governor Cuomo Announces $55 Million of Energy Storage Projects

      Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $55 million for energy storage including commercial and residential storage projects on Long Island. This program will be launched with an initial rollout of nearly $15 million in incentives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Energy storage projects supported by this Long Island initiative will advance progress toward achieving New York's target of 3,000 megawatts of energy storage deployed by 2030 - the equivalent to powering 40 percent of New York's homes. Today's announcement supports Governor Cuomo's Green New Deal - a nation-leading clean energy jobs agenda putting New York on a path to carbon neutrality.

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