Batteries 'ready for prime time in New York City,' storage experts say, by S&P Global Market Intelligence

Batteries 'ready for prime time in New York City,' storage experts say, by S&P Global Market Intelligence

New York City can cleanse its air, support more intermittent solar energy and help avert a potential "capacity crisis" in coming years by replacing some of its dirtiest and oldest fossil fuel-fired power plants with increasingly cost-competitive batteries, say energy storage experts….

"Battery storage debuted in the L.A. basin. Now it is ready for prime time in New York City," Huber said. "We are not claiming storage can make up for all of the shortfall. But it can add 400 to 500 MW by 2021."

 

Energy Storage Instead of Power Plants in NYC…Duke’s Battery Play…States Still Green

Energy Storage Instead of Power Plants in NYC…Duke’s Battery Play…States Still Green

Thirty percent of New York City’s old fossil fuel plants are slated for retirement in the next five years. Could energy storage take their place? A new report, “New York City’s Aging Power Plants: Risks, Replacement Options and the Role of Energy Storage,” says it would be a wise environmental move.

Battery storage could help New York City's ambitious energy, climate goals, report says

Battery storage could help New York City's ambitious energy, climate goals, report says

New York City has ambitious energy goals, including a goal of installing 100 MWh of storage by 2020 and reducing emissions 80% by 2050. While the city has faced some difficulties in deploying batteries, in part due to fire codes and other regulations, the new NY-BEST analysis shows the potential impact is significant.

Find Climate Answers: ‘Time is now’ to add energy storage to Minnesota grid, researcher says

Find Climate Answers: ‘Time is now’ to add energy storage to Minnesota grid, researcher says

Adding more energy storage in Minnesota could reduce the need for more fossil fuel power plants and significantly reduce greenhouse gases, according to a new University of Minnesota report.Issued by the university’s Energy Transition Lab, “Modernizing Minnesota’s Grid: An Economic Analysis of Energy Storage Opportunities” looks at how the introduction of more storage could reshape the state’s energy grid.

Midwest Energy News: ‘Time is now’ to add energy storage to Minnesota grid, researcher says

Midwest Energy News: ‘Time is now’ to add energy storage to Minnesota grid, researcher says

Ed Burgess, senior manager for Strategen Consulting who also worked on the report, said Minnesota and the Midwest need more pilot projects — one place to start would be at a community solar garden site.“That seems a simple step,” he said.

E&E News: Minn.: A Midwest leader for energy storage

E&E News: Minn.: A Midwest leader for energy storage

The report, titled "Modernizing Minnesota's Grid: An Economic Analysis of Energy Storage Opportunities," comes from the University of Minnesota's Energy Transition Lab, a public-private research collaborative, with assistance from Strategen Consulting of Berkeley, Calif., and grid modeling firm Vibrant Clean Energy LLC of Colorado.

Minnesota Public Radio: Report: Solar plus storage can beat natural gas in Minnesota

Minnesota Public Radio: Report: Solar plus storage can beat natural gas in Minnesota

A new report from the University of Minnesota's Energy Transition Lab shows adding energy storage is becoming a cost effective way to meet electricity demand in the state.

"All these factors help the math work out in favor of storage, said Ed Burgess of Strategen."It's really an opportune time to re-look at storage and how it would fit into a place like Minnesota," he said.

Electric Light and Power: Acquisitions Highlighting Critical Mass of Energy Storage

Electric Light and Power: Acquisitions Highlighting Critical Mass of Energy Storage

“On the business side, if you ask any utility and any developer, they will tell you that yeah, storage is the same changer,” said Janice Lin, founder and CEO of clean energy-focused Strategen Consulting. She is also chair and co-founder of the Energy Storage North America conference, which is scheduled August 8-10 in San Diego.

Utility Dive: Pressed duck: Clipping the curve with energy storage

Utility Dive: Pressed duck: Clipping the curve with energy storage

Advocates say, given the right incentives, energy storage could help flatten the duck.

But there could be an even cleaner solution, argues Lon Huber, senior director at Strategen Consulting. In a recent blog post, Roasting the Duck, he argues that the current model for renewable energy procurement is a “race to the bottom,” leading to lower costs.

Energy Matters: Australian Energy Conference covers storage, policy

Energy Matters: Australian Energy Conference covers storage, policy

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition kicked off today with Energy Matters in attendance to catch all the latest trends and industry insights during the two day event.

Among the presentations attended by Energy Matters the talk by Mark Higgins from Strategen Consulting was one of the stand outs during “Road to NEM 2.0”.

The presentation talked at length about the Aliso Canyon gas leak and what was done with energy storage to help avoid an energy crisis. Notable that after this disaster there was an 80% reduction in the amount of gas that was allowed to be stored.

Utility Dive: How to navigate California's mammoth SGIP storage incentive program

Utility Dive: How to navigate California's mammoth SGIP storage incentive program

"According to Strategen’s analysis, the newly expanded SGIP is likely to increase the size of the state’s behind-the-meter energy storage market by anywhere from 623 MW to 1,242 MW by 2020, of which 96 MW to 122 MW would be small residential storage systems."

Greentech Media: When Indian Point Shuts Down, Will Storage or Efficiency Save the Day?

Greentech Media: When Indian Point Shuts Down, Will Storage or Efficiency Save the Day?

To meet several environmental regulations while providing for the necessary energy and capacity to serve the nation's most populous city will require some energy acrobatics. Adding 450 megawatts of energy storage could lower costs and carbon emissions compared to other options, while meeting grid requirements, a new shows.

"Storage can really be a viable option in these very tailored needs that are difficult to meet with other conventional resources," said author Ed Burgess, senior manager at Strategen Consulting.

The Desert Sun: California is shattering solar records. This bill could take renewable energy to the next level.

The Desert Sun: California is shattering solar records. This bill could take renewable energy to the next level.

"Mullin's bill — and a similar measure in the state Senate, introduced by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley — were inspired by a white paper from Strategen Consulting, a Berkeley-based clean energy policy firm. While the paper was commissioned by government officials in Arizona, its lessons apply to California, according to Strategen's Lon Huber, the paper's lead author.

Elon Musk Invokes Twitter Storm – Australian Government, Industry Respond

Elon Musk Invokes Twitter Storm – Australian Government, Industry Respond

Mark Higgins, Strategen COO and a member of Australian Energy Alliance's steering committee, provides context on Australia's renewable energy portfolio and discusses with Solar Magazine how "Elon Musk was able to shed light on the issue with the power of Twitter in the modern era."  

Utility Dive: What the US can learn from Australia's innovative approach to grid transformation planning

Utility Dive: What the US can learn from Australia's innovative approach to grid transformation planning

Strategen recently had the opportunity to work with CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and Energy Networks Australia, the national industry association representing Australia’s electricity transmission and distribution businesses, on Australia’s effort to plan for a decarbonized grid in 2050.