National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awarded a 1-MW/1-MWh energy storage test project to Renewable Energy Systems, the UK-based firm with offices in Broomfield, Colorado, announced on February 22.

Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

The Stapleton neighborhood in Denver has the largest concentration of rooftop solar in the city. That’s why Xcel Energy is using its North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods for a $4 million, two-year pilot program  that will test the value of storing solar energy in banks of batteries, according to a February 15 report by the ABC-TV news affiliate, The Denver Channel.

Hawaii Lawmakers ‘Pore Over’ Request for Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project on Oahu

Hawaii Lawmakers ‘Pore Over’ Request for Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity Project on Oahu

A bill (HB 635) introduced to Hawaii’s 29th State Legislature could lead to the installation of a pumped-storage hydroelectricity project at the Nu’uanu Reservoir on the island of Oahu.

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has released a five-year timeline for reshaping the state’s grid. “The Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap,” according to The Times Union, is part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program. Grids today are one-way affairs in which a … Read more…

Legislator Energizes Golden State’s Storage Effort

State Senator Henry Stern (D-District 27) proposed (SB-146) on January 17 to “double down” on clean-energy storage in Southern California – a move he said would help limit regional reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels, and would safeguard ratepayers, based on a report in The Signal of Santa Clarita Valley.

HECO C&I Customers Participate in Pilot of Digital Energy Storage Network from Stem

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) announced on January 30 that Millbrae, California-based Stem had completed installation and testing of the utility’s new 1-MW digitally connected energy storage network – designed to enable 29 commercial customer sites to accommodate more renewable energy resources on the Oahu grid.

In Colorado, New Measure Would Preserve Ratepayers’ Rights to Stockpile Energy

Colorado State Senator Stephen Fenberg (D-Boulder) on January 18 introduced a bill (SB17-089) –Concerning the rights of consumers of electricity to install electricity storage systems on their property – declaring that ratepayers have the right to “enhance the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid, save money, and reduce the need for additional electric generation facilities.”

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