energy storage

California Marks Important Milestone for Balancing Grid Needs, Consumer Protection in Key Smart Inverter Function

New reporting requirements for California utilities provide greater customer protection regarding the use of volt-watt, an important smart inverter function. Volt-watt is one of the “scariest” smart inverter functions for customers and developers, and this is a first of its

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The U.S. Energy Storage Association Annual Conference & Expo

The U.S. Energy Storage Association Annual Conference & Expo will convene stakeholders throughout the energy storage ecosystem for a two-part event in 2021. The virtual event April 21-22 offers live and on-demand education sessions, including keynote discussions with prominent industry

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Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to Host Customer Grid Edge Committee 

March 9, 2021—IREC announced today that it will host Customer Grid Edge (CGE)—a committee of experts that seeks to improve interoperability between energy service providers and customer-sited equipment including renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids. CGE was founded in 2008

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CPUC Ruling Improves a Key Grid Transparency Tool for Siting Renewables, Energy Storage

San Francisco, California—On Wednesday, January 27, the California Public Utilities Commission ordered several key improvements to the Integration Capacity Analysis, a valuable grid transparency tool. IREC, which filed the Motion requesting the changes adopted in this ruling, commends the Commission

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State Interconnection Rules: The Gatekeepers to Energy Storage

This article was originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of Solar Builder Magazine and on its website on November 19, 2020. FERC Order 841, which was upheld by a D.C. Circuit Court ruling this summer, made clear that states

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Overcoming the Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

New DOE-funded Project Will Develop Solutions to the Challenges of Storage Interconnection This article was originally published by North American Clean Energy. The energy storage industry has advanced rapidly, demonstrating the critical role storage technologies have to play in enabling

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Why Improving Local Solar & Storage Codes Brings Us Closer to a Clean Energy Future

Imagine your company designs and installs solar PV systems and energy storage systems. In your current project, you’re designing a freestanding solar array for a customer that will shade a parking lot. While you’ve designed countless PV systems in this

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How IEEE 1547.1-2020 Paves the Way for More Energy Storage & a Smarter Grid

This article originally appeared in Energy Storage News. A newly released standard creates nationally applicable guidance for DER manufacturers on how grid support functions in their products will be tested. This paves the way for U.S. states to adopt more modern

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New Project Will Tackle Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

Energy storage technologies have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy. Despite significant growth of the energy storage market in recent years, the process of connecting this technology to the electricity grid remains complex

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Forward-thinking states charge ahead on energy storage

Although it may seem straightforward to integrate energy storage into state energy markets, the characteristics that make storage so valuable and attractive also make it challenging to address in policy and regulatory contexts.

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