Storage

US utility Con Edison and infrastructure company GI Energy have selected a software developed by Smarter Grid Solutions for the control of a 1MW/IMWh battery energy storage project. Con Edison and GI Energy have plans to deploy three more 1MW/1MWh lithium-ion batteries across New York as part of their pilot project. The two will use...
O&M

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals from private companies and governments, existing technology is not enough to achieve these targets. The Low-Carbon Resources...
Storage

NYISO’s dual market participation model allows both retail and wholesale market participation. To encourage DER participation towards meeting N.Y. clean energy mandates, the Department of Public Service (DPS) approved compensation for the Value of Distributed Energy Resources “VDER” at wholesale LMPs. To participate in NYISO’s capacity and ancillary services markets, VDERs must follow three steps....
Storage

New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) received FERC approval for its dual participation model. Dual participation refers to resources that participate in both wholesale and retail markets. This model has positive benefits for distributed energy resources, including aggregated energy storage. NYISO’s model leverages existing bid rules within energy, capacity and ancillary services market structures. Grid...
Blogs

On the morning of November 8th, 2018, a live wire broke free of its grip on a 99-year-old electrical tower, sparking one of the most deadly and destructive wildfires in California’s history. Iris Natividad was away from home when her partner Andrew Downer told her over the phone that the fire was a mile away from their...
Solar

Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison is honoring Black History Month by involving African-American high school students in projects surrounding solar energy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. ComEd held its fifth annual Solar Spotlight program this month. More than 90 local high schools participated in the event, which both highlights renewable technology but also...
Utility Integration

Eaton announced it has been awarded a $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to pursue research and development initiatives involving control systems for behind-the-meter solar and energy storage. Eaton’s research will focus on developing a real-time controller for behind-the-meter distributed energy resources and loads, such as solar...
Storage

Con Edison will reduce peak demand with NYC’s largest battery storage system Enel X and Related Companies, a global real estate firm, today announced the launch of the largest battery storage system in New York City. The 4.8 MW/16.4 MWh in-front-of-the-meter battery system is located at Related’s Gateway Center in East New York, Brooklyn community...
Solar

A predictable revenue stream from a creditworthy “offtaker” is the standard approach to finance an energy project.  Traditionally, developers sought a long-term, fixed price power purchase agreement (PPA) with a utility offtaker to meet this financeability requirement, but such agreements have become increasingly challenging to secure.  Hedge agreements, in a number of forms, have emerged...