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ConnectedSolutions First Results: Massachusetts’ groundbreaking efficiency program for customer batteries receives its first report card

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 and Resilient Power

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.
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California Power Shut-Offs Drive Customers to Solar and Storage

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.
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Small Solar and Battery Storage Systems are Toppling Power Plants

From Florida to Nevada to California, big battery projects have been making headlines lately. But a more groundbreaking movement has received far less media attention – hundreds, in some cases thousands, of small distributed solar and battery systems working together to tackle power plant-sized problems.
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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.

Declining Battery Storage Costs Raise Questions About the Role of Natural Gas

Batteries are beginning to complete head-to-head with natural gas peaker plants, and they’re starting to win.