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FERC Upholds Order Opening Markets to Energy Storage

FERC voted this week to uphold its landmark Order 841, which states that the nation’s electric grid operators (RTOs and ISOs) must allow energy storage resources fair and equal access to provide services in regional wholesale energy markets.
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Solar+Storage Makes Sense for Southeastern Energy Resilience

Southeastern utilities have made headlines recently with plans to incorporate battery storage at solar installations across their service territories. It turns out that the communities they serve could greatly benefit from installing solar+storage as well.

Energy Storage Is the New Efficiency

When Massachusetts took the nation-leading step of integrating energy storage into its energy efficiency plan this year, it didn’t just add a new technology. It consummated a decade-long, slow-motion embrace of an important new form of efficiency.

Health Care at Home: The New Risks from a Growing Trend

As more people opt to receive medical care at home, access to resilient emergency backup power will need to be prioritized and made more accessible, especially to low-income households.

Massachusetts becomes first in the nation to make battery storage eligible for energy efficiency incentives

Energy storage has been the coming thing for years. Now, it’s arrived – as an efficiency measure.
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Battery Storage Could Revolutionize Home Health Care: Lessons Learned from Puerto Rico

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

Historic, Record-breaking Offshore Wind Lease Auction

Equinor Wind, Mayflower Wind, and Vineyard Wind are the three provisional winners of last Friday’s BOEM competitive wind energy area lease auction.
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Batteries Replacing Gas in California, Coal in Colorado and Indiana

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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The Right to Energy Data – An Emerging Environmental Justice Issue

Free access to energy data should be a basic right in today’s changing regulatory environment.
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Maryland’s New Resiliency Program Could Serve as a Model for Other States

There’s a lot to like about the Maryland Energy Administration’s new $5 million program to support community resiliency hubs powered by solar and battery storage.