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    • November 14, 2018 - 09:15

      CEO Statement on NARUC Resolution on Modeling Energy Storage and Other Flexible Resources

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) commends the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on its unanimous adoption of a Resolution this week on Modeling Energy Storage and Other Flexible Resources. Thirty-one jurisdictions across the nation utilize integrated resource planning and modeling to determine the most cost-effective options to meet the needs of the U.S. electric grid, and this week’s Resolution codifies the state regulators’ collective intent that these modeling frameworks are important for a complete evaluation of energy storage and other flexible resources.

      Energy storage is an enabling technology. It enables utilities and third-party providers to be increasingly responsive to evolving customer needs, grid operators to optimize new and existing resource deployments, and regulators to keep the lights on in a cost-effective manner. We appreciate the leadership of the NARUC community, and look forward to a continued partnership with regulators and other stakeholders as we strive for a better world through a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electric grid.

    • October 25, 2018 - 14:03

      AECOM, Lockheed Martin Together Build Energy Storage System at Fort Carson

      In August, AECOM announced it started construction of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Fort Carson Army base in Colorado using Lockheed Martin’s GridStar® Lithium energy storage system. The 4.25 MW/8.5 MWh BESS is part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to reduce Fort Carson’s energy costs and increase its energy resilience. Though there are some existing energy storage systems at military bases, this unit will be the largest stand-alone commercially contracted battery at an army base. The large, revenue-generating storage system operates behind Fort Carson’s electric utility meter. It reduces electrical demand during peak intervals, thereby increasing power grid resilience.

    • October 17, 2018 - 08:57

      Clean Energy Leaders Meet in Charlotte to Tout Capacity, Demand for Energy Storage

        ESA & NCSEA OP-ED North Carolina was a hotbed of energy storage activity in 2016. So much so that the national trade association - the Energy Storage Association (ESA) - held its annual conference in Charlotte and the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) convened its first Energy Storage Working Group. There was great promise to open the market to more energy storage in North Carolina. And now they’re back.

    • October 10, 2018 - 13:15

      Energy Storage Technologies Expected to Boost mid-Atlantic Market as Clean, Renewable Energy Demand Increases

      Annual Event Addresses Integration, Deployment of Energy Storage Projects

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30 million Americans in the mid-Atlantic have started to see the benefits from energy storage systems operating in the region. As the country continues to expect resilient, reliable and cleaner energy, there is a need for energy storage to deliver value to the electric grid to support customers' demands. In addition, large and independent power producers have seen energy storage costs drop by up to 70 percent in the past few years according to the Energy Storage Association (ESA).

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    • November 16, 2018 - 14:03

      Adara Power Installs SGIP-Funded Energy Storage at California Almond Farm

      Adara Power, a privately-held commercial energy storage company, announces an SGIP-funded deployment and commissioning of an intelligent energy storage system at Violich Farms in Orland, CA. The California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of energy storage in order to reduce green-house gas emissions and improve the stability of the grid. Adara Power partnered with Chico Electric, an electrical and solar general contractor, to design, build and commission the 330kWh lithium-ion battery coupled to a 175kW solar array. The energy storage system discharges during peak electricity usage and saves money through reduced demand charges. 

    • November 15, 2018 - 14:52

      AES Commits to 70% Carbon Reduction in Climate Scenario report - pv magazine USA

      AES, one of the world’s largest power companies, has released a report detailing the company’s moves to reduce carbon emissions 70% by 2030, but, more importantly, their plans to incorporate increasing amounts of renewable generation and energy storage projects to compliment this new generation. In the report, AES outlines three scenarios of optimization between carbon reduction and minimizing the stress of a new energy transition, known as the Business as Usual Scenario, the Greener Scenario and 1.5-2°C Scenario, the same one outlined in the Paris Agreement.

    • November 15, 2018 - 12:27

      Lockheed Martin, Cypress Creek Renewables win prestigious energy storage award

      Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables won an award for leadership in energy storage and having a positive impact on the energy storage industry. The two companies were the recipients of the prestigious Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018 Innovation Award for the creation of Lockheed’s GridStar Lithium Energy Storage System for 12 solar-plus-storage projects. The system is custom-designed to provide clean electricity to communities served by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) in southeastern North Carolina. The GridStar energy storage systems store power from the solar installations and discharge it when needed most, ensuring energy delivery to Brunswick EMC during its peak periods.

    • November 15, 2018 - 08:14

      New Renewable Energy Storage Solution Could Cut Cost of Energy Storage in half - Hydrogen Fuel News

      The Swiss and Southern California startup has developed a renewable energy storage solution using technology based on the principles of pumped hydro storage. Energy Vault claims that its system can cut the cost of energy storage by half or more of the current price, making renewable power cost-effective all day, every day, regardless of whether or not the sun shines or the wind blows.

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