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    1. Public Utilities: The New Buyers of Energy Storage

      Public Utilities: The New Buyers of Energy Storage

      There’s no doubt that 2019 was a tipping point for announcements from investor-owned utilities about large-scale new energy storage and hybrid storage projects. We also witnessed dramatically increased project sizes and combination approaches, with stunning price decreases and shorter deployment schedules. Between 2016 and 2019, approximately 28 U.S. utilities proposed nearly eight gigawatts of storage. And some of the multi-hundred-megawatt procurement announcements by large investor-owned utilities like Nevada Energy, Arizona Public Service, Florida Power and Light, Hawaiian Electric Company, and Southern California Edison are indeed record-breaking.

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    2. CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act of 2019

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act of 2019

      “ESA commends Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), and their bipartisan colleagues for introducing the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act of 2019, which looks to establish a longer term, technology-neutral tax structure for all emerging energy technologies,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the U.S. Energy Storage Association. 

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA New York
    3. U.S. Energy Storage Association Issues New Safety Resource for Storage Businesses Nationwide

      U.S. Energy Storage Association Issues New Safety Resource for Storage Businesses Nationwide

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) today published U.S. Energy Storage Operational Safety Guidelines, which provides energy storage businesses and users a compendium of codes, standards, and additional guidelines to plan for and mitigate wide-ranging potential operational hazards.  

      This is the latest resource to come from ESA’s years-long effort to advance industry safety strategies, which culminated in the April 2019 announcement of an Energy Storage Corporate Responsibility Initiative (CRI) Task Force and Corporate Responsibility Pledge.  Currently, nearly 60 signatories have taken the safety and responsibility pledge, including dozens of companies that have contributed plans and guidelines to this latest safety and planning guide.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA
    4. CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Tax Provisions

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Tax Provisions

      “We are disappointed in the tax provisions announced this morning that omitted a provision for stand-alone energy storage,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the U.S. Energy Storage Association. “This was a clear opportunity for Congress to address the urgent challenges of climate change and to support clean energy innovation. The Energy Storage Incentive and Deployment Act of 2019 is a bipartisan measure to level the playing field for energy storage technologies that enable a more resilient, efficient and sustainable grid.”

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      Mentions: U.S. Congress ESA
    5. US Storage Industry to Build on Strong Third Quarter with Response to Power Shutoffs

      US Storage Industry to Build on Strong Third Quarter with Response to Power Shutoffs

      The United States energy storage sector had it strongest third quarter on record this year, deploying 100.7 megawatts (MW) and 264.6 megawatt-hours (MWh) of storage. The front-of-meter (FTM) market rebounded after its slump with 161 MW deployed, and the residential storage market kept up recent momentum, slightly outpacing second quarter deployment levels to deliver a new record for quarterly residential deployments.

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    6. CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on the GREEN Act

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on the GREEN Act

      “The U.S. Energy Storage Association greatly appreciates the House Ways & Means Committee for prioritizing stand-alone energy storage for ITC eligibility in the GREEN Act discussion draft,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of ESA. “Energy storage is already demonstrating early stage capability to transform the way we generate, deliver and use electricity in the United States, and this common-sense policy will accelerate the transformation to a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable electricity grid.

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      Mentions: U.S. Congress ESA
    7. Webinar: New York’s Energy Storage Outlook: Gigawatts, Targets and Incentives

      Webinar: New York’s Energy Storage Outlook: Gigawatts, Targets and Incentives

      This webinar is free for members of ESA and NY-BEST, and $75 for non-members. Register here.

      Please join us November 22, 2pm EST, for a webinar with the top experts on the New York storage landscape from the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) to discuss what the latest policy activity means for the outlook for energy storage in New York. Some key questions include: Will New York take resource adequacy from the New York Independent System Operator or will the wholesale market rules adapt to support the State’s climate and energy goals? What will happen with the natural gas peaker plants in New York City?

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      Mentions: ESA NYISO NY-BEST
    8. Webinar: Long Duration Storage: Where are We Now and Where are We Headed?

      Webinar: Long Duration Storage: Where are We Now and Where are We Headed?

      This webinar is free for ESA members; $75 for non-members. The slides and recording will be available to all registrants. Register here.

      Join us November 20 at 2pm EST for a webinar that will review the several energy storage technologies that can provide reliable energy beyond the durations that are presently commonplace. These technologies meet many existing needs, from power during grid outages to helping utilities and large users meet peak demand by using storage to shave peak load, thus reducing or eliminating the need for power from fossil-fuel peaker generation. They also represent foundation technologies for developing future, longer-duration storage solutions.

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    9. CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on FERC’s Decision on PJM Filing to Order 841

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on FERC’s Decision on PJM Filing to Order 841

      “FERC’s decision today that PJM must place rules regarding the capacity qualification of energy storage resources in its tariff is a tremendous step in fully removing barriers to energy storage in wholesale markets,” said ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman. “Further, ESA is pleased to see FERC open a new proceeding on PJM’s proposed 10-hour duration requirement for qualifying energy storage capacity."

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      Mentions: ESA FERC PJM
    10. ESA Energy Storage Seminar on Integrated Resource Planning — Atlanta

      ESA Energy Storage Seminar on Integrated Resource Planning — Atlanta

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association, with experts from the Brattle Group, will provide a 1.5-day seminar on topics that every system planner needs to know about energy storage. Sign up today and learn why 22 utilities have selected nearly 5 GW of storage in their IRPs and where state regulators are increasingly headed on prudency.

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      Mentions: U.S. Georgia ESA
    11. Enabling Versatility: Allowing Hybrid Resources to Deliver Their Full Value to Customers

      Enabling Versatility: Allowing Hybrid Resources to Deliver Their Full Value to Customers

      Hybrid resources are growing dramatically. Energy storage-paired generators offer enhanced capabilities and can respond to economic signals differently than traditional generator resources. Yet, many grid planning rules overstate the cost of interconnecting hybrid resources, and operating rules unduly limit the flexibility and other services that these resources can provide. Industry practices, market rules, and regulations need to be updated to remove barriers to entry and allow these resources to offer their full value to the power system, which will enhance market competition and ensure just and reasonable rates.

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    12. Power Plants with Energy Storage Can Boost Electric Market Competition and Lower Costs

      Power Plants with Energy Storage Can Boost Electric Market Competition and Lower Costs

      As electricity markets innovate with new technologies to increase system reliability and efficiency, a new industry white paper released today shows how energy storage projects integrated with power plants, such as wind and solar power, are crucial to providing greater value to the electric grid, facilitating greater market competition and lowering electricity costs for consumers. The white paper, entitled Enabling Versatility: Allowing Hybrid Resources to Deliver Their Full Value to Customers, is the product of a collaboration between Grid Strategies and the U.S. Energy Storage Association.

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    13. U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market Sees Most Growth Ever in a Single Quarter in Q2 2019

      U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market Sees Most Growth Ever in a Single Quarter in Q2 2019

      The United States storage sector deployed more residential storage in Q2 2019 than in any other quarter on record, adding more than 30 megawatts for the first time, according to the new U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the U.S. Energy Storage Association. In a 20 percent increase from Q2 2018, 75.9 megawatts of front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter storage was deployed in the second quarter of 2019.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA
    14. Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

      Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

      This white paper describes how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management is currently being addressed in the storage industry, with a focus on lithium-ion batteries due to their current market dominance in new deployments. The paper outlines the types of operational risks in energy storage applications, the history of the industry’s attention to fire and thermal event prevention, current codes and standards governing battery storage systems, and additional best practices.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA
    15. New Risk Management Publication Marks the Latest Step in Energy Storage Industry’s Commitment to Safety

      New Risk Management Publication Marks the Latest Step in Energy Storage Industry’s Commitment to Safety

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association today published a white paper on operational risk management, advancing the industry’s ongoing effort to reinforce industry-wide safety standards. The paper, Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: Lithium-Ion Fire and Thermal Event Safety, examines how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management are currently being addressed in the energy storage industry; outlines the operational risks associated with energy storage applications; and analyzes best practices as well as codes and standards governing battery storage systems.

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    16. Energy Storage Association Brings New Talent to Executive Team

      Energy Storage Association Brings New Talent to Executive Team

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for companies that develop and deploy the energy storage technologies we rely on every day, today announced Anthony Viardo is joining as vice president, strategic marketing. Viardo is a strategic marketing and communications leader with 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including his most recent position as the director, marketing and communications at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). In his new role, Viardo will support the organization in developing its strategic direction.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA
    17. CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Announcement of Additional Tariffs on Chinese Lithium-ion Batteries

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Announcement of Additional Tariffs on Chinese Lithium-ion Batteries

      As expressed in its statement on June 11, 2019, the U.S. Energy Storage Association has deep concerns regarding the announcement of additional tariffs on Chinese lithium-ion batteries. We also reiterate that this will have an immediate and adverse economic effect on grid energy storage deployments in the United States. It could stymie projects already underway or cancel others altogether; threatening jobs and livelihoods.

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      Mentions: U.S. China ESA
    18. U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons to Keynote the 2019 ESA Storage Exchange

      U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons to Keynote the 2019 ESA Storage Exchange

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association announced that Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy Daniel Simmons will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to the attendees of 2019 ESA Storage Exchange – Powered by EPRI (formerly named the STUDIO Conference).

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    19. Capacity Value of Energy Storage in PJM

      Capacity Value of Energy Storage in PJM

      Astrapé Consulting performed a capacity valuation of energy-limited resources (ELRs) using the Strategic Energy and Risk Valuation Model (SERVM) for the PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. The intent of this analysis was to determine the duration requirements for ELRs based on their ability to provide the same reliability benefits as conventional fully-dispatchable resources.

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    20. New study By Astrapé, Energy Storage Association, and National Resources Defense Council refutes PJM arguments in FERC 841 Order

      New study By Astrapé, Energy Storage Association, and National Resources Defense Council refutes PJM arguments in FERC 841 Order

      A new study released by Astrapé Consulting, funded by the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) and National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), concludes that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) efforts to encourage more energy storage deployment is supported by sound data. The findings, which are specific to the PJM market, show that PJM’s proposal requiring a storage asset to run for 10 continuous hours in order to qualify its full output for the capacity market is unnecessary and unduly restrictive. The Astrapé study concludes that a shorter storage duration requirement correctly reflects its capacity value for the foreseeable future.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA FERC
    21. CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Georgia Public Service Commission's Long-Term Energy Plan

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Georgia Public Service Commission's Long-Term Energy Plan

      “We commend the Georgia Public Service Commission for its approval this week of an ambitious, long-term energy plan that includes includes 80 MW of battery storage for the state,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the U.S. Energy Storage Association. The commission’s strategy also calls for pilot programs to re-purpose used batteries to enable fast-charging of electric vehicles.

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      Mentions: U.S. Georgia ESA
    22. CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Nevada Energy’s Announced Energy Storage Additions

      CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Nevada Energy’s Announced Energy Storage Additions

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association congratulates NV Energy on its recent plan to deploy nearly 600 MW of energy storage by 2023. This exciting announcement builds upon a nationwide trend in energy storage market growth. We especially applaud NV Energy for partnering with third parties in this effort, sending a strong signal for businesses to invest in energy storage in Nevada.

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      Mentions: Nevada U.S. ESA
    23. ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Financing Our Energy Future Act

      ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Financing Our Energy Future Act

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) supports the efforts of Senators Coons and Moran and Representatives Thompson and Estes to introduce the bipartisan Financing Our Energy Future Act. Including energy storage as an eligible asset for master limited partnerships would allow energy infrastructure providers to build and acquire energy storage technologies at lower cost, accelerating the transition to a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable energy infrastructure. Coupled with the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act (S. 1142 / H.R. 2096), which ESA also endorses, the Financing our Energy Future Act will help establish a long-term tax framework to accelerate storage deployment.

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