Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

US rejoins Paris Agreement on Climate Change: The energy storage industry view

Joe Biden took over as President of the US a month ago and last week he and his team brought the country back into the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Before he took up his post, Energy-Storage.news had asked national Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman what the energy storage industry in the US — and the world — could expect from the new president. 

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

US rejoins Paris Agreement on Climate Change: The energy storage industry view

Joe Biden took over as President of the US a month ago and last week he and his team brought the country back into the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Before he took up his post, Energy-Storage.news had asked national Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman what the energy storage industry in the US — and the world — could expect from the new president. 

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

Batteries could be key to storing excess electricity

So many Decorah residents are putting up solar panels and installing small turbines that Alliant Energy, which serves the city of 7,700 in Winneshiek County, is nearing the limit of how much distributed energy it can host without degrading the quality of electricity in the community. Rather than say no to more renewable energy, the utility is installing a $2.5 million battery system to store the energy and regulate voltage.

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

Batteries could be key to storing excess electricity

So many Decorah residents are putting up solar panels and installing small turbines that Alliant Energy, which serves the city of 7,700 in Winneshiek County, is nearing the limit of how much distributed energy it can host without degrading the quality of electricity in the community. Rather than say no to more renewable energy, the utility is installing a $2.5 million battery system to store the energy and regulate voltage.

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

Leading by example: New York Power Authority, energy storage and a vision for the climate battle

New York has some of the most aggressive clean energy policy goals in the world. Energy storage is expected to play a vital role, with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo including a target of 3GW of storage deployment by 2030. New York Power Authority (NYPA), a public power organization which serves around a quarter of the US state’s electric load, said on the release of its strategic plan VISION2030 in December that it wants to lead by example with a commitment to cost-effective clean energy that could see NYPA reach emissions-free electricity by 2035.

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

Leading by example: New York Power Authority, energy storage and a vision for the climate battle

New York has some of the most aggressive clean energy policy goals in the world. Energy storage is expected to play a vital role, with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo including a target of 3GW of storage deployment by 2030. New York Power Authority (NYPA), a public power organization which serves around a quarter of the US state’s electric load, said on the release of its strategic plan VISION2030 in December that it wants to lead by example with a commitment to cost-effective clean energy that could see NYPA reach emissions-free electricity by 2035.

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

ESA Statement on Gov. Granholm’s Confirmation as Secretary of Energy

ESA applauds the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Secretary Granholm has long championed building America’s leadership in energy storage innovation, manufacturing, and deployment. We look forward to working with her as she leads at a pivotal moment for DOE, following the expanded authority on storage investments that Congress granted in end-of-year legislation, the Department’s Energy Storage Grand Challenge roadmap now established, and the recent Executive Order reviewing battery storage supply chains.

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

ESA Statement on Gov. Granholm’s Confirmation as Secretary of Energy

ESA applauds the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Secretary Granholm has long championed building America’s leadership in energy storage innovation, manufacturing, and deployment. We look forward to working with her as she leads at a pivotal moment for DOE, following the expanded authority on storage investments that Congress granted in end-of-year legislation, the Department’s Energy Storage Grand Challenge roadmap now established, and the recent Executive Order reviewing battery storage supply chains.

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Energy Storage in the News

February 25, 2021

Interim CEO Jason Burwen’s Statement on Emergency Conditions in Texas

“Our thoughts are with the people of Texas and other states as they cope with the dangerous conditions presented by extreme cold and lack of power and heat. ESA staff and our member companies have friends and family impacted by this disaster, and we share their overriding concern that providing relief and electric service recovery as quickly as possible be the sole focus of policymakers and power sector stakeholders.” 

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