|Preventative Shutoffs are Resulting in a Medical Crisis: Resilient Power Can Help
October 29, 2019 by Marriele Mango
This month millions of people lost power in California. The blackouts were not due to a natural disaster, but rather the result of utilities, primarily Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), intentionally suspending power to hundreds of thousands of customer accounts in across California. Battery storage and solar PV could provide reliable backup power for those affected by the outages.
|Solar+Storage Makes Sense for Southeastern Energy Resilience
May 14, 2019 by Marriele Mango, Seth Mullendore
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.
|NYSERDA Given Broad Discretion on Crafting Offshore Wind Solicitation—Comments on Developing the RFP Due August 10th
August 3, 2018 by Val Stori
Moving forward on New York Governor Cuomo’s goal to procure 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, NYSERDA has launched an RFI to solicit input to inform the development of an RFP for procuring Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits.
|Exemplary State Programs Continue Progress in Clean Energy with New Technologies and Markets
June 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
The winners of CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards continue a tradition of innovation and practical solutions.
|FERC 841 Opens Markets to Energy Storage
April 10, 2018 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Last month’s FERC order 841 was hailed by some as a watershed moment in energy storage history, but the devil’s in the implementation.
|Solar+Storage Offers Hope as Irma and Harvey Plunge Much of the Southeast into Darkness
September 25, 2017 by Seth Mullendore
The 2017 hurricane season is forcing many communities and states to once again focus on disaster preparedness and the critical role of resilient power during emergencies.
|Energy Storage Is the Next Clean Energy Revolution
November 2, 2016 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore
The next wave of America’s clean energy revolution is all about energy storage. A recent study from Massachusetts showed how states might lead the way.
|From Oil to Offshore Wind
June 20, 2016 by Lewis Milford
If U.S. oil companies stop drilling for more oil, as climate activists want, what would they do to keep their shareholders happy and solvent? Maybe they could repower the American electric industry with offshore wind.
|New York Utilities, Solar Developers Partner to Solve Net Metering
April 29, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Some utilities’ opposition to the so-called free ridership of solar customers, and the related downward pressure on the value of net metering, has become an oft-repeated headline. But this month, utilities and solar developers in New York pioneered a new, cooperative approach to the issue that deserves close attention.
|Supreme Court to Decide on Demand Response
May 4, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling by a lower court holding that FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has no jurisdiction to regulate demand response markets run by ISOs and RTOs.