|ConnectedSolutions First Results: Massachusetts’ groundbreaking efficiency program for customer batteries receives its first report card
July 20, 2020 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Last year, with technical support from Clean Energy Group, Massachusetts became the first state to officially incorporate behind-the-meter battery storage into its energy efficiency plan, and utilities began enrolling customers across the state in a groundbreaking pay-for-performance program.
|COVID-19, Severe Weather, and Power Outages
June 24, 2020 by Marriele Mango
Wildfire and hurricane season is here and with it comes an influx of weather-related power outages. The health implications of power outages this summer are further compounded this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|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.
|COVID-19 and Resilient Power
March 30, 2020 by Marriele Mango
As we evaluate and re-evaluate the undoubtedly substantial and lasting impacts COVID-19 will have on our work and the work of our partners across the country moving forward, it is more evident than ever that resilient power is a critical component to improving health outcomes in the event of a crisis like the world is currently experiencing.
|The Battery Storage Appliance
March 11, 2020 by Seth Mullendore
Are batteries the next must-have gadget for your home? A new housing development in Utah may serve as a model for how to make this prediction a reality.
|Oregon Invests in Resilient Energy
February 25, 2020 by Marriele Mango
In Oregon, resilient power is increasingly being recognized as an emergency preparedness and mitigation tool as state leaders and emergency managers prepare for the next Cascadia event, an anticipated magnitude 9.0 earthquake to occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone fault line which stretches from Canada’s Vancouver Island to Northern California.
|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.
|New Orleans is ready for resilient power
December 9, 2019 by Marriele Mango
If you live in New Orleans, you know how often the electricity goes out. Advisers hired by the New Orleans City Council found that, between June 2016 and May 2017, there were a total of 2,599 outages and roughly half lasted two hours or more.
|Energy Storage is Failing to Reach Those Most in Need: Policy Can Help
November 21, 2019 by Seth Mullendore
Energy storage capacity installed this year is expected to top 600 megawatts, more than double the amount of storage deployments in 2018, and annual deployment numbers are forecast to increase another sevenfold over the next five years. Unfortunately, only a small fraction of these storage installations have been developed to the benefit of underserved populations most in need of the economic and resiliency benefits that storage can provide.