Clean Energy Group Proposes 20 Federal Strategies to Advance Battery Storage Markets
August 19, 2020 by Lewis Milford

Clean Energy Group has proposed a comprehensive series of new policy actions the federal government could take to accelerate the battery storage market.

With More Massive Power Outages Last Week, Let’s Spend More Utility Funds to Protect Customers with Resilient Power Where They Live
August 12, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Marriele Mango

Last week, the East Coast of the country suffered through another damaging round of power outages from another hurricane, this one Isaias

Photo by Ryan McKnight, via Flickr.
DC Court Upholds Major FERC Storage Order, Should Lead to Massive New Battery Markets Across Country
July 10, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul

This morning, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld a major federal rule (FERC Order 841) that should lead to significantly expanded battery storage use in wholesale markets across America.

The New England Battery Revolution: In a Public Health Crisis, State Efficiency Programs Are Making Resilient Power Affordable for All
April 13, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul

As we look forward to an uncertain future with COVID-19 and energy security, it is important to develop new solutions that will put resilient solar and storage within reach for everyone, including those most vulnerable to power outages and the health impacts that could result from them.

Financing Resilient Power: Expanding Solar+Storage Solutions to Communities on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis
January 30, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders

Recognizing the devastating impact of power outages on historically underserved communities, The Kresge Foundation and Clean Energy Group began a collaborative process to discuss the need for a comprehensive financing strategy to bring solar+storage systems to affordable housing and critical community facilities in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

California Proposes Major Policy Shift in Support of Energy Resilience
December 17, 2019 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore

Battery storage has become a key resilience technology in California, reflected in a major policy shift on the use of state incentives.

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California Power Shut-Offs Drive Customers to Solar and Storage
November 7, 2019 by Lewis Milford

The devastating California wildfires and related power outages are already leading to new approaches to energy resiliency that rely on battery storage technologies. This past week, a new model has emerged to accelerate the adoption of solar and storage systems for resilient power.

La Perla neighborhood in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Copyright Clean Energy Group.
Battery Storage Could Revolutionize Home Health Care: Lessons Learned from Puerto Rico
January 30, 2019 by Lewis Milford

A new research project in Puerto Rico demonstrates that the home health care industry is potentially a new market for solar and battery storage.

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Batteries Replacing Gas in California, Coal in Colorado and Indiana
December 11, 2018 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore

How storage will power a low carbon energy transformation has begun to emerge across the country – surprisingly led by utilities in the Midwest and West as they pursue an economic mix of renewables and battery storage to shut down and replace existing fossil-fuel plants.

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As Hurricane Michael damages the Southeast, Puerto Rico provides lessons on resilient power
October 23, 2018 by Lewis Milford

In its extraordinary drive to rebound from a historic storm, Puerto Rico’s policymakers have staked a new resilient future that their mainland colleagues would do well to follow.