New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap: Another Step in the Right Direction

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Energy Storage Program to help building operators and owners understand the value of energy storage and to provide technical assistance to implement these projects in New York.  For more information visit the NYSERDA Energy Storage Portal. Written by Kerry Burke, ERS, August 22, 2018 In his 2018 State of the … Read more

New Cathode Designs May Increase Battery Performance

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“Hot” New Cathode Finding Could Boost Battery Performance Research opens up new possible designs for advanced battery cathodes needed for electric cars Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June 2018 Lithium-ion batteries involve an intricately designed chemical recipe, one that scientists are constantly trying to improve. The latest tweak from researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and … Read more

Congress Hears the Case for Energy Storage

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Energy Storage Gets Its Day in Congress The House Energy and Commerce Committee invited experts to testify on what federal storage policy should look like. Written by Julian Spector, greentechmedia.com, July 18, 2018 Energy storage experts got to ask what their country could do for them Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee convened a … Read more

Could Ammonia be the Future of Energy Storage?

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Bryan Kilgore, ERS for Zondits, July 10, 2018 Siemens is testing the use of ammonia to transport hydrogen for energy storage, particularly in conjunction with renewable generation. Hydrogen has proven particularly challenging to transport; however, ammonia is a common industrial product that is already transported in large quantities. Currently, ammonia is predominantly produced using the … Read more

New York State Outlines Energy Storage Goal Roadmap

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New York unveils roadmap to 1.5 GW storage by 2025 Written by Iulia Gheorghiu, utilitydive.com, June 21, 2018 Dive Brief: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a comprehensive state energy storage roadmap — 1,500 MW by 2025, as a first stop toward a larger goal by 2030. The roadmap’s recommendations range from using the previously … Read more

Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Energy Efficiency

How Artificial Intelligence Can Increase Energy Efficiency Written by Vivek Kumar, blueandgreentomorrow.com, June 1, 2018 The energy industry has undergone many changes over the past couple of years. With new advances in industrial processes, multiple sources of energy are now available which can drive forward a more efficient use of energy resources. With the newest breakthroughs … Read more

Colorado Moves on Energy Storage Legislation

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Colorado Senate approves second storage bill, waits on House Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, April 24, 2018 Dive Brief: The Colorado Senate on Monday voted 26-9 on third reading to approve HB18-1270, which directs the development of mechanisms to enable investor-owned utilities to acquire energy storage systems, while restricting their size to 15 MW. Because amendments … Read more

U.S. Deployments of Energy Storage Systems to Triple in 2018

U.S. energy storage market to nearly triple this year: report Written by Nichola Groom, Reuters, March 6, 2018 U.S. deployments of energy storage systems will nearly triple this year thanks to sharply lower costs and state policies that support the case for installing batteries in homes, businesses and along the power grid. That forecasted growth … Read more

Cuomo’s State of the State Commits to Energy Storage and Wind

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Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address indicated that New York is committing to energy storage and wind in a big way. The governor set a goal for 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030. Cuomo also called for 1,500 MW of storage capacity by 2025, building on legislation … Read more

New Energy Storage Safety Standards Set to Move Forward

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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. … Read more