1. Energy Storage Association sees storage as critical to future reliability and resiliency in U.S. grid - Daily Energy Insider

    Energy Storage Association sees storage as critical to future reliability and resiliency in U.S. grid - Daily Energy Insider

    With the release of a white paper laying out a pathway for the United States to reach 35 gigawatts (GW) of energy storage systems by 2025, the Energy Storage Association is driving forward the notion that energy storage can — and should — play a sizeable part in the nation’s grid. At the helm of this effort is ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman, who spoke with Daily Energy Insider this week regarding her thoughts on national policy, ambitious new energy plans, and where technology and utilities fit into the picture. Speakes-Backman is the organization’s first CEO, having taken the position in July, but her plans have already proven to have great aspirations.

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    1. We recently released our 35×25 Vision, where we see a clear and actionable pathway to 35 GW of new storage across all technologies by 2025.
    2. More and more utilities are finding that storage makes economic sense today and are procuring it as a least-cost solution, particularly as a part of the distribution delivery system.
    3. As project developers gain experience, they're creating systems that are closer to turnkey and easier to integrate, particularly through the use of advanced controls and artificial intelligence.
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