1. Articles from Iulia Gheorghiu

    1-9 of 9
    1. Deloitte: Intermittent renewables pass COVID-19 grid reliability test

      Deloitte: Intermittent renewables pass COVID-19 grid reliability test

      The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a "test case demonstration" for grid reliability with a higher use of renewables in recent months, according to Deloitte Consulting. Through mid-June, renewable energy overtook coal generation in the mix for 116 days, compared to 39 days in 2019. A Deloitte Resources 2020 study, discussed on Wednesday at a panel on the pandemic impacts of energy management, anticipates a growing level of wind and solar penetration, despite the pandemic and ensuing economic conditions.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. COVID-19
    2. Sunrun buys Vivint Solar for $3.2B

      Sunrun buys Vivint Solar for $3.2B

      The consolidation of the top two residential solar companies in the U.S. comes as both companies have adapted to growing demand in the distributed solar sector. Sunrun offers energy storage and grid services, working with utilities and grid operators on virtual power plants that combine distributed energy systems. Sunrun expects to offer battery storage to the combined base of nearly 500,000 solar customers.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S.
    3. Green Mountain Power expands BYOD and Tesla battery programs as it targets fossil peakers

      Green Mountain Power expands BYOD and Tesla battery programs as it targets fossil peakers

      Vermont regulators approved on Wednesday a Green Mountain Power program that offers rates for customer-sited battery storage, including a bring your own device (BYOD) option. Starting June 5, customers can enroll in GMP's Tesla Powerwall program or subscribe to rates with their own storage system for the next 15 years, based on GMP's previous pilots. The utility claims to be the first in the country to use customer-sited stored energy to lower peak energy use across its system, lowering costs for all customers.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. Vermont Tesla
    4. The Future of Energy Storage Is Here: An Inside Look at Rocky Mountain Power's 600-Battery DR Project

      The Future of Energy Storage Is Here: An Inside Look at Rocky Mountain Power's 600-Battery DR Project

      The first residents of an all-electric and energy efficient community — the largest battery demand response project in the United States — are settling into new apartments. Their cars are tucked neatly beneath solar panel covers and their electric cars can plug into charging ports. Inside each apartment in the Soleil Lofts development, a battery is humming. When complete, the planned community's 22 buildings will have 600 apartment units with 12.6 MWh of battery storage, 5.2 MW of solar panels, 150 stalls of EV chargers and an overriding focus on energy efficiency. Utility access to the 600 batteries will turn the complex into a grid resource.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. Utah CAISO
    5. Bipartisan Senate Bill Allocates $100M to Ease Residential Solar, Storage Permitting

      Bipartisan Senate Bill Allocates $100M to Ease Residential Solar, Storage Permitting

      Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced a bill on Monday to create a federal program to ease the permitting of distributed energy systems, including solar, battery storage and electric vehicle fast chargers. S. 2447 would appropriate $20 million annually, from fiscal year 2019 to 2024, for a new nonprofit organization under the Department of Energy, dubbed the Distributed Energy Opportunity Board, to streamline local permitting and inspection for qualifying systems.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: California DoE Nevada
    6. Duke, Eversource Commit to Create Energy Storage Safety Standards

      Duke, Eversource Commit to Create Energy Storage Safety Standards

      Duke Energy, Eversource and 25 other energy companies signed an energy storage corporate responsibility pledge and committed to participate in a taskforce to optimize safety standards, according to an announcement by the Energy Storage Association on Thursday. The pledge prioritizes safety for energy storage resource deployment, integration, and operation. Utilities and third-party storage developers pledged to contribute storage experts to a taskforce focused on responsible supply chain practices, potential operational hazards, end-of-life, and recycling in the industry. The ESA formally launched its corporate responsibility initiative for the industry at its annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona last week.

      Read Full Article
    7. Designing Liberty Utilities' New Hampshire Residential Storage Program

      Designing Liberty Utilities' New Hampshire Residential Storage Program

      The increasing deployment of distributed energy storage has led utilities to focus on lowering peak demand across the United States. Throughout the Northeast, utilities are considering 'bring your own device' programs as battery storage, clean energy and utility advocates fight for ownership and swift technology deployment. Instead of leaving battery storage deployment up to the private sector, Liberty Utilities is developing the second regulator-approved storage program for utility-owned behind-the-meter in its New Hampshire territory.

      Read Full Article
    8. Salt River Project, DOE Team up to Assess Value of Distributed Energy Storage

      Salt River Project, DOE Team up to Assess Value of Distributed Energy Storage

      The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is teaming up with Arizona's Salt River Project (SRP) to launch "one of the largest" home battery storage studies to date, NREL announced on Thursday. The study would offer insight into distributed storage, while also encouraging installations. 295 SRP customers have already submitted an application to install a battery and join the study, according to an SRP spokesperson, and about half of those systems have been installed and commissioned.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE U.S. ESA
    9. CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

      CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

      California could retire 28 natural gas plants without impacting electricity reliability, the Union of Concern Scientists said in a report published Tuesday. In order to meet the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) target to reduce carbon to 42 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030 in the most economic way possible, the UCS model chose not to build any new gas plants to replace less efficient combined-cycle gas turbines.

      Read Full Article
    1-9 of 9
  1. Topics in the News

    1. (6 articles) U.S.
    2. (2 articles) DoE
    3. (2 articles) CAISO
    4. (2 articles) ESA
    5. (2 articles) COVID-19
    6. (2 articles) California
    7. (2 articles) Tesla
    8. (1 articles) EASE
    9. (1 articles) CA Pub Util Comm
    10. (1 articles) Maine
  2. Popular Articles

  3. Picture Gallery

    CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS Salt River Project, DOE Team up to Assess Value of Distributed Energy Storage Designing Liberty Utilities' New Hampshire Residential Storage Program Duke, Eversource Commit to Create Energy Storage Safety Standards Bipartisan Senate Bill Allocates $100M to Ease Residential Solar, Storage Permitting The Future of Energy Storage Is Here: An Inside Look at Rocky Mountain Power's 600-Battery DR Project Green Mountain Power expands BYOD and Tesla battery programs as it targets fossil peakers Sunrun buys Vivint Solar for $3.2B Deloitte: Intermittent renewables pass COVID-19 grid reliability test The Biggest Event in Energy Storage Arrives in Less than Two Weeks Almost a third of solar projects in US interconnection queues are solar-plus-storage hybrids Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries
  4. Categories

    1. Electricity Source:

      Fossil Fuels, Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
    2. Storage Market:

      Commercial & Industrial, Market forces, Microgrid & Community, Military, Residential, Smart Grid, Utility Grid, Vehicle-to-Grid/Home
    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Pumped Hydro, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Thermal, Vanadium, Zinc
    4. Article Types:

      Null, Reports and Conferences