Storage

Wildfire and hurricane season is here and with it comes an influx of weather-related power outages. The health implications of power outages this summer are further compounded this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Storage

California is experiencing a surge in development of battery energy storage projects driven by policy initiatives and consumer demand supporting development of renewable energy projects. To meet demand, investor-owned utilities across the state are partnering with battery project developers under contracts that, by California standards, have short entitlement and development windows. A number of projects...
Microgrids

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced awardees of the first Resilient Maryland program. The pilot project aims to drive economic growth through innovative clean energy technology, enabling essential services, businesses and other organizations to resist power disruptions and outages. The total of 14 grant applications was awarded $1.05 million in funding. Energy resiliency has taken...
Storage

The death of the energy industry as we know it is imminent. The demise of electricity and the transport fuels part of oil and gas, roughly 50%, will be driven by entrepreneurs. I do not believe the energy industry will transform itself into what is ecologically desirable from within the industry. That is, resulting from...
Microgrids

The immediate effect of global lockdowns has given the world a rare glimpse into a carbon-free future. Cleaner skies have been seen for the first time, from Los Angeles to New Delhi, and demonstrate the environmental improvements of reduced carbon emissions on a global scale. But what these temporarily cleaner skies have also exposed is...
Storage

With the majority of the country’s workforce at home and most businesses and industries either operating at reduced capacity or temporarily shut down, COVID-19 has reduced electric demand across the board. This unprecedented drop in electricity consumption is reshaping the way the power system operates and forcing grid operators to revise forecasts and expectations for...
DER

FERC should release order on DER Aggregation (DERA). Without a mandate from FERC, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and others will lead the industry with their dual participation models. If FERC storage order 841 is any indication, ISOs need time to work together with their stakeholders on compliance plans. There are three reasons why...