Tag Archives: Storage

California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Utilities to Consider Using Distributed Energy Resources and Storage to Meet Peak Demand

Last week, the California Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would require utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the use of distributed energy resources, energy storage, and grid operational efficiencies to meet peak energy and reliability … Continue reading

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NREL Reports on Demand Charges and Battery Storage Technology

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a white paper on potential markets for behind-the-meter battery storage.  The paper focuses on demand charges, which are charges based on a customer’s peak level of demand.  Demand charges … Continue reading

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New Report Tracks States’ Grid Modernization Efforts

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center has released its 50 States of Grid Modernization Report for the first quarter of 2017.  This is the first report in what will be an ongoing quarterly series.  Grid modernization is a broad term … Continue reading

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Virginia Enacts Suite of Clean Energy Legislation

On May 8, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eleven energy-related bills at a ceremonial event.  The Governor’s office released a press release describing the legislation as “promot[ing] the use of solar and other renewable energy options and aim[ing] to … Continue reading

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GAO Reports on Residential Generation and Storage

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report, Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges.  The report considers innovations that have allowed the new and increased availability of such technologies, as deployed … Continue reading

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