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Advances in Electricity-Storage Technology

Utility Dive: 2017 could go down as the year regulated utilities took the lead in energy storage. Several of the most notable energy storage projects this year were done by or for regulated utilities. And that momentum will likely carry into 2018 as well, Tim Gretjak, an analyst at Lux Research, told Utility Dive. In […]

November 29, 2017 Read More →

Agency Sees Solar and Battery-Storage Costs Falling 60% Over Next Decade

Reuters: Solar power costs will fall by another 60 percent over the next decade giving an already booming market another boost, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said on Monday. Solar power is in the midst of boom because of sharp drops in costs and efficiency improvements, pushing global capacity from virtually […]

October 23, 2017 Read More →

Report: Battery Storage Emerges as ‘Near-Term’ Piece of NYC’s Evolving Electricity Grid

Utility Dive: A new study commissioned by the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) concludes the largest city in the United States has a near-term opportunity to clean up its electric grid by replacing older steam generation units with batteries. The analysis, conducted by Strategen Consulting, finds that about 2,860 MW of […]

September 26, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Energy Lab Sees Battery-Storage Systems Lowering Electric Bills for Millions of Businesses

Bloomberg News: More than a quarter of U.S. businesses could lower their monthly power bills if they installed batteries to reduce peak energy demand. Companies that have demand charges of at least $15 per kilowatt would benefit from installing battery systems, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Clean Energy Group found in a study of […]

August 25, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: ‘For Utilities, the Storage Future Is Here’

Utility Dive: America’s energy storage market just had its biggest first quarter in history, and is growing exponentially with GTM Research projecting it to reach roughly 2.6 gigawatts (GW) in 2022 – almost 12 times total 2016 market size, with surging deployment in the utility-scale storage projects.   This growth opens up tremendous opportunity for […]

August 17, 2017 Read More →

Brookfield Renewables: Battery Storage Is an Emerging Asset Class

SNL: Just as it amassed a sizeable fleet of wind farms in recent years, Brookfield Renewable Partners LP sees a move into battery storage as its next big growth opportunity — though a “meaningful investment” is still a ways off, the company’s chief executive said. The ability to store and release energy from intermittent sources like wind […]

August 8, 2017 Read More →