Energy Storage Safety Standards

New Energy Storage Safety Standards Set to Move Forward

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Energy storage has been a trending technology in recent years. With prices for lithium-ion batteries rapidly decreasing, energy storage solutions are poised to move forward rapidly. Storage applications in urban environments such as New York City have been garnering attention, although safety, permitting, and siting have been barriers to implementation. […]

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New York is Spurring the Deployment of Energy Storage

Samantha Leroy, ERS, for Zondits When establishing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo set aggressive and exacting energy generation, usage, and efficiency targets for the Empire State. Targets set to be achieved by 2030 include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990s, 50% of electricity generated from renewable […]

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Energy Department Allocates Money to Research Batteries and Electrification

  Energy Department Announces $15 Million for Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging energy.gov, October 23, 2017 Today, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge […]

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Battery Storage Technology Could Save 5 Million Commercial Customers Money

Five Million Commercial Customers Could Cut Costs with Energy Storage Renewable Energy World, August 25, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States. NREL analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in […]

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Solar Eclipse Highlights Need for More Grid Resiliency

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Utility companies nationwide were more than adequately prepared for increased grid demand caused by drop-offs in solar power generation during the August 21 eclipse. Nevertheless, the phenomenon shined light on the need for overall grid flexibility for managing short-term fluctuations in demand. Customers were expected to use more power during […]