Energy Storage

  • The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) and strategic partners throughout the region, today announced the launch of a pilot Innovation Action Program to provide fast-track resources to small businesses in the hydrogen/fuel cell and energy storage industry. …
  • Duke Energy, LG Chem and Greensmith will team up to build a battery-based energy storage system in Ohio, designed to enhance reliability and increase stability on the electric power grid, the companies announced today.
  • GE’s (NYSE:GE) renewable energy business today announced it will supply Convergent Energy + Power with a 7 megawatt (MW)-7 megawatt hour battery energy storage system for the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
  • Younicos, a global leader in intelligent grid-scale energy storage solutions, is pleased to announce that it has launched an energy storage consulting services business unit in North America, building upon successful consulting engagements in multiple countries in Europe.
  • Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) today unveiled a new solar battery project that will explore how to store and use energy from the sun. A $1 million grant from Duke Energy is funding the research at USFSP.
  • Edison International has signed commercial agreements with Tesla Motors, Inc., an automotive and energy storage company, as part of its launch of a new line of Tesla energy products.
  • AGL Energy Limited, which is engaged in buying and selling of gas and electricity, has announced the launch of a battery storage device into the Australian market.
  • Apr 22, 2015 | Dr. Henri Winand
    We've spoken previously about the potential for fuel-cell growth in developing countries like India, and there's no doubt that hydrogen fuel cells could lead those regions into a new future.
  • Apr 16, 2015 | Ryan Franks
    The revision cycle for the National Electrical Code (or NEC for short) continues through its phases, similar to the changing seasons. While many readers may be familiar, a brief summary of the NEC could be necessary.
  • Looking at grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems

    Apr 12, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Bodhi Rader, a senior associate in the electricity practice at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and a former energy industry analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, gives us a look inside RMI's recent "Economics of Load Defection" study. 

  • Mar 27, 2015 | Stefanie Matteson
    The buzzword in the solar industry these days is "storage." Because solar only produces power when the sun is shining, technologies need to be developed to store solar energy so that it can be used when the sun is not shining in order for it to become a significant part of the U.S. energy supply. The same is true for wind.
  • Swimming up streams assessing and assigning value

    Mar 09, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Kenneth Munson of Sunverge Energy discusses integrating the value of storage into the energy production chain.

  • Jan 29, 2015 | Samuel T. Kelly
    THE DECADES LONG SEARCH for low cost grid scale energy banking has reached a new level of urgency with the burgeoning use of renewable energy from wind and solar energy collection as well as from increasing threats to our electrical power grid. Mass energy storage has long been seen as a way to increase the reliability and lower costs from our power supply, but it is not easy to grasp the enormity of this powerful entity that we must somehow manage.
  • part of the women-in-energy article series

    Jan 22, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Colette Lamontagne has spent a lot of her life consulting---talking strategy and planning, technology and road maps. Some of it has been as part of her day job as a director in Navigant’s Energy Practice, but, last June, she got a new opportunity to talk about the future when she was named chair of the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) Board of Directors.

  • Jan 19, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    That’s right. For this installment of our popular Utility2Utility interview series, we’re going Down Under to chat with Michelle Taylor, manager of technology development at Ergon, about the Australian market, reliability, SWER and energy storage.

  • Oct 08, 2014 | William Flanagan
    At the recent San Francisco, CA Intersolar conference and trade show, companies offering battery storage and microgrid solutions had a large presence, signaling to many the continuing emergence of a major energy storage market here in the United States.
  • Sep 12, 2014 | Joe D’Orazio
    Weather and nature are unstoppable forces but the results of their power are the same - the power is down and getting the lights turned back on is top priority.
  • Aug 13, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Yesterday, I had the privilege of sitting in on a meeting at Oncor in Dallas. But, it wasn’t just any ol’ meeting. The gathering featured insiders of the Utility Analytics Institute’s Executive Advisory Council. Here's what I talked to them about. Tell me what you think.

  • Aug 11, 2014 | Kimberly Klemm
    There are several possibilities for furthering the efficiency and energy output of fuel cell systems that could be incorporated into the processes used for fuel cell energy production. Below are three areas for exploration in this relatively new arena.
  • Jul 24, 2014 | Pete Stupple
    Moving the electricity sector into a low-carbon future presents many challenges. As supply becomes increasingly intermittent, so the need for fast-responding, flexible demand and generation sources grows. Energy storage is a key source of flexibility to meet this need and has been identified by the UK Smart Grid Forum as a crucial intervention likely to be required for the future smart grid.