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Thiswhitepaper, prepared by Strategen Consulting for the Global Energy Storage Alliance, with generous funding support by the Wells Fargo Foundation, provides clear and practical guidance on how electric utilities can procure energy storage resources to perform as electric resources used to balance supply and demand on the electric grid. It includes an introduction to energy storage technologies and applications, example utility procurements and storage pilots, as well as links to helpful resources.
Energy storage could effectively put New York City on a path to transition away from an aging electric generation fleet to a cleaner grid and achieve the state’s clean energy goals, according to the report, “New York City’s Aging Power Plants: Risks, Replacement Options and the Role of Energy Storage”, released by the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST), in partnership with Strategen Consulting.
A 2017 study produced by the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab with Strategen Consulting found Minnesota could use energy storage as part of a “least-cost path forward” in direct competition with gas turbines. The study helped lead to Minnesota electric cooperative Connexus Energy to implement an innovative Solar + Storage program (15 MW of battery energy storage). The program will be the first major storage project in the state.
A new study commissioned by the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) concludes the largest city in the United States has a near-term opportunity to clean up its electric grid by replacing older steam generation units with batteries.
Vertically-integrated solar energy company First Solar will be involved in the first megawatt-scale battery system announced in Arizona since it was revealed the state could put a 3,000MW energy storage deployment target in place.
A 3,000MW energy storage target, proposed in Arizona as part of a grid modernisation policy, recognises the role of the technology in reducing the need for fossil fuels to stabilise the grid, a consultant has said.
Arizona is setting out to prove clean energy leadership doesn't exist solely in coastal states like California and New York.
Andrew Tobin, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, proposed a clean energy overhaul Tuesday that would put the state at the front of the pack. The Energy Modernization Plan aims to produce one of the cleanest energy mixes in the nation, while lowering prices for consumers and improving grid reliability.
Arizona utility regulator Andy Tobin on Tuesday announced a proposal for utilities in his state to site 80% of their electricity from renewables and nuclear by 2050 and deploy 3,000 MW of energy storage by 2030, along with reforms to boost energy efficiency, electric vehicles and biomass.
The proposed "Clean Peak Standard" in Tobin's Energy Modernization Plan would require utilities to deliver an increasing portion of their renewable energy during peak electricity demand hours, incentivizing storage deployment. A similar proposal was floated in 2016 by the state consumer advocate.