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.

Indian Point Replacement Options

Indian Point Replacement Options

Prepared on behalf of New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST), Strategen Consulting presents a study that shows that energy storage, along with a portfolio of other clean energy sources, can replace the 2,000 megawatt Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, produce savings for customers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Utility Dive: Arizona regulator rebukes APS gas plans, endorses renewables mandate fix

"Tobin wrote in favor of revisiting the state renewable portfolio standard, supporting a decision to open a docketto re-examine portions of it and endorsing a proposal from the state consumer advocate to mandate that a certain portion of renewable resources deliver power during peak demand periods."

Utility Dive: Arizona consumer advocate proposes timing tweaks for renewable standard

"According to Strategen's research, renewable standards have accounted for more than 60% of the growth in clean energy resources since 2000, but a simple MWh-based standard may no longer be the most effective because those traditional policies fail to show a difference between each renewable MWh 'based on its value to the grid or for reducing fuel consumption.'"

Greentech Media: This Upgrade to Renewable Portfolio Standards Could Make Them a Lot More Effective at Grid Balancing

"'This doesn’t get rid of the RPS by any means -- it’s more of an add-on, a way to send time-based price signals,' said Lon Huber, a director at Strategen Consulting who authored the proposal on behalf of RUCO."

Utility Dive: In New Hampshire, stakeholders debate the next NEM successor tariff

"With the help of Strategen Consulting’s Lon Huber, the OCA introduced a three-part tariff designed to end the traditional net metering structure. If successful, the proposal would allow New Hampshire to source 2.7% of its electricity from distributed solar and reduce costs to ratepayers to the tune of $300 million."

Greentech Media: Arizona’s Utility Regulator Adopts New Method of Crediting Rooftop Solar

The idea is to insulate solar customers from potential regulatory changes down the road, said Lon Huber, an energy policy consultant at Strategen Consulting, who drafted the plan on behalf of RUCO.

"This is [very] different from NEM, where it's just a retail rate that can change over time," Huber said. "It's a contract for 20 years, meaning that the solar customer has certainty that they're going to have that form of compensation for that time period."