Ten years of progress positions Ohio to take renewables to the next level

Since 2007, Ohio has seen over a 19,000%  increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and an 8,510% increase in wind-power production, according to a new report released by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will

Global annual power capacity additions for utility-scale & distributed energy storage to exceed 50 GW by 2026

Two new reports from Navigant Research look at the global markets for deployed utility-scale energy storage systems (ESSs) and distributed energy storage systems (DESSs) for commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential customers. During the past two years, the energy storage industry has experienced significant growth in the more mature early adopter markets, as well as new markets

Benefits of energy storage reach beyond the integration of renewables

Electric energy storage encompasses a broad range of technologies: batteries, flywheels, pumped storage, heat storage and compressed air.

Massachusetts planning on 200 MWh energy storage procurement target

On June 30, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) informed the Massachusetts Legislature of its adoption of a 200 MWh energy storage target for electric distribution companies

Southern Company launches battery storage research demonstration project

Building on its 100-year commitment to innovation and historic focus on the research and development of emerging energy solutions, Southern Company and its Gulf Power subsidiary officially launched the latest battery storage research project in Southern Company’s operating territory. The project represents another important milestone in the company’s work to build the future of energy.

Modernizing Minnesota’s grid: An economic analysis of energy storage opportunities

The results and outputs of an energy storage modeling report released by the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance (MESA) are encouraging, according to the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The new MESA report delineates the multiple benefits of using energy storage systems to eventually replace the need for gas-fired peaking plants to meet the dynamic needs of operating

Large-scale battery storage to transform Australia’s renewable energy future

Aurecon announced on July 7 that the world’s largest lithium ion grid connected battery system (at 100 MW/129 MWh) will be built in Australia.

Utilities begin to adopt Virtual Power Plants to cater to a growing network of connected systems

The surge in the number of distributed energy resources (DERs) installations across the globe is opening up the market for virtual power plant (VPP) programs. The large installed capacity of wind and solar-power plants notwithstanding, generation is intermittent, which translates to the need for a solution that can balance the grid during low wind and

Siemens and AES partner to form a new global energy storage service & tech company

Siemens and the AES Corporation announced their agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company, under the name Fluence. The company will empower customers around the world to better navigate the fragmented but rapidly growing energy-storage sector and meet their pressing needs for scalable, flexible, and cost-competitive energy storage solutions. The

A lucky number: 13 microgrids proposed across New Jersey

During a recent tour of Veolia’s existing Trenton Thermal Energy District Network, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) President Richard S. Mroz announced that the Board’s Town Center Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Microgrid program is funding feasibility studies for 13 separate proposed town center microgrids across the state. The Trenton Network would serve as the technology