Energy Storage

Itron 2021 Resourcefulness Report highlights growing need for resilience planning

Utility executives are concerned about the grid and the impact of disasters (88%), demand from EVs (85%), integrating renewables (86%) and complying with environmental mandates (90%).
Rooftop Solar

Massachusetts finds early success with behind-the-meter energy storage program

All six New England states have adopted some form of a customer battery funding program since Massachusetts launched its nation-leading program.

Seven more electric school buses will soon hit Oregon roads thanks to PGE

Portland General Electric announced six winners of the 2021 Electric School Bus Fund, paving the way for seven additional electric school buses to be on the road serving Oregon students in 2022.

Utility DER markets could be highly lucrative but are they cybersecure?

With the added risk of a cyberattack — currently on the rise around the world — the idea of putting more devices that talk to each other on the grid is a scary prospect for utilities.

Microgrids can power the transition to a net-zero economy by 2050

How do we strike the right balance of carbon neutrality and renewables adoption with low-emission resiliency solutions that back this up?

Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.

CPS Energy, Hyundai, OCI Solar sign MOU to test storage pilot with recycled EV...

San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy is partnering with a solar firm and global automobile group to develop a large-scale energy storage testing project from recycled electric vehicle batteries. The memorandum of understanding between CPS,...

Biden’s proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

I think the grid of the future will need much higher levels of transmission, energy storage and programs that encourage customers to shift the times when they use power to periods when it’s most abundant and affordable.
state house

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

The legislation requires a $700 million subsidy to keep the state’s nuclear power-plant fleet afloat, and includes provisions that would close coal plants in central and southwest Illinois, invest in renewable energy such as wind and solar and a $4,000 rebate to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.

Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

A massive energy policy overhaul aimed at making Illinois a fully renewable-energy state by 2050 cleared the Senate early Wednesday despite objections from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and groups who want more environmental and consumer protections.