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Why Doesn’t Load Flexibility Have the Same Incentives as Energy Storage?

Load flexibility can deliver the same value as behind-the-metter batteries at a much lower cost, the author writes. We are in the middle of the most remarkable transformation in the history of the electricity grid — from dirty and centralized to clean, distributed, and digital. Many policymakers and pundits believe that if only we had […]

Assessing the value of battery energy storage in future power grids

California’s looming wildfire threat requires a cleaner, more resilient electrical grid

As California communities confront the reality of emerging from coronavirus shelter-in-place orders, another inevitable crisis that also requires aggressive preventative action looms: wildfire season. In the face of this persistent threat, we need aggressive integration of clean energy technologies to power a reliable and resilient electricity grid for our homes, health care systems, transportation networks […]

Assessing the value of battery energy storage in future power grids

Morning Brief: California ISO brings the largest battery storage resource in the nation online

The California Independent System Operator connected the largest battery storage resource in the nation to its power grid last month. The initial phase of LS Power Group’s Gateway Energy Storage Project in San Diego County came online June 9, adding 62.5 MW of storage interconnection to the ISO grid, which currently has just over 216 […]

Assessing the value of battery energy storage in future power grids

Lyft Pledges Shift to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030

The rideshare company will purchase EVs for its rental car fleet and play a bigger role in helping drivers transition to plug-in vehicles. Lyft is hailing a ride to an all-electric future. The rideshare company announced Wednesday that it is committing to have 100 percent electric vehicles on its platform by 2030, a move that […]

Volkswagen to make electric car cells, battery packs in U.S.

World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Project to Launch in California

The global energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster. The plant will feature SGH2’s pioneering technology, which uses recycled mixed paper waste to produce “greener than green” hydrogen that reduces carbon emissions by two to three times more than green hydrogen produced using electrolysis and renewable energy, and […]

SECI ISTS Wind Tranche -IX Blending with Solar Power (2.5 GW Bid)

PG&E Poised to Expand Battery Energy Storage Capacity by More Than 420 MW

  Projects intended to further integrate clean energy from renewable generation sources while ensuring future reliability of the electric system. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has requested approval of five energy storage projects totaling 423 MW, in a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The projects are intended to further integrate clean […]

Assessing the value of battery energy storage in future power grids

Span Raises $10M to Scale Up Deployments of Smart Electrical Panels

Led by a Tesla alum, the California startup looks to tap growing demand for solar and storage in key markets of California and Hawaii. Span.IO, the San Francisco-based startup that makes a smart home electrical panel that can track and control behind-the-meter batteries, rooftop solar inverters, EV chargers and other key household loads via smartphone, […]

SECI ISTS Wind Tranche -IX Blending with Solar Power (2.5 GW Bid)

Modular Microgrid Startup Raises $300 Million

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus saw an opportunity to tap the commercial resilience market with its investment in Scale Microgrid Solutions. Startup Scale Microgrid Solutions won a $300 million commitment from investment firm Warburg Pincus this week, an unusually robust vote of confidence in the tricky microgrid market. SMS sells modular microgrid products to commercial […]

SECI ISTS Wind Tranche -IX Blending with Solar Power (2.5 GW Bid)

California Finalizes Plan Shifting Key Energy Storage Incentive Toward Blackout Resilience

State to spend half a billion dollars by 2024 helping vulnerable customers install on-site batteries, a big change for the market. California regulators have finalized plans to direct more than half a billion dollars in behind-the-meter battery incentives over the next four years to customers most at risk of being impacted by the state’s increasingly […]

Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Advance Perovskite Solar Technologies

Three-Quarters of New US Generating Capacity in 2020 Will Be Renewable, EIA Says

2020 will be a record year for U.S. renewables construction as 6 gigawatts of coal capacity goes offline, according to new government figures. The U.S. Energy Information Administration has confirmed what it and industry watchers predicted a year ago — that wind and solar power will expand on their already-large share of new U.S. generation […]

Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Advance Perovskite Solar Technologies

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