Saturday, March 23, 2019

Energy Storage News

DOE’s Walker Sees Big Cuts in Storage Costs

Assistant Energy Secretary Bruce Walker said that the Department of Energy is planning a megawatt-scale “Storage Launchpad” that he predicted will cut the cost of energy storage dramatically. | © RTO Insider

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Overheard at Transmission Summit East 2019

Transmission developers, planners and regulators gathered on the top floor of the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Va., overlooking D.C. from across the Potomac River, for Infocast’s annual Transmission Summit East. | © RTO Insider

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Overheard at Infocast ERCOT Market Summit

Infocast’s annual ERCOT Market Summit attracted more than 150 policymakers with utility, solar, wind and other energy executives to explore potential solutions and opportunities in Texas. | © RTO Insider

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Overheard at GCPA MISO South Regional Conference

MISO CEO John Bear opened GCPA’s MISO South Regional Conference with a recap of the RTO’s strategic initiatives and the five “500-year” storms he said the region has experienced in less than four years. | © RTO Insider

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RTOs Facing Modeling Challenges on Energy Storage

Declining costs and new market rules are opening opportunities for energy storage, but the technology’s operating characteristics are proving challenging to RTOs, speakers told the ESA Policy Summit. | © RTO Insider

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Mass. Looks to Double Down on OSW, Clean Goals

Massachusetts is seeking to broaden its already ambitious goals for procuring clean energy and reducing emissions, Department of Energy Resources officials told the Environmental Business Council of New England. | © RTO Insider

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ERCOT Briefs: Week of Jan. 7, 2019

The Texas Public Utility Commission is asking legislators to help provide clarity on whether transmission and distribution utilities can own and operate energy storage devices. | © RTO Insider

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Mass. Inaugurates Clean Peak Standard

Massachusetts electricity suppliers won’t have any trouble this year meeting the state’s new mandate for serving a certain portion of sales with “clean peak” resources. Regulators have set the requirement to zero. | Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

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