Energy Storage is one of the most promising new trends in the clean energy field today, especially batteries when combined with distributed solar (solar+storage). With the array of benefits that energy storage has to offer–power system resiliency, renewables integration, instantaneous load balancing–it’s not surprising that the recent trend in solar with storage deployment has been heralded as one of the key energy industry developments that will revolutionize the way we produce and use electricity, on both sides of the meter.
The U.S. is in the early stages of this new energy era, with various companies and countries vying for market position. It is an opportune time for stakeholders–NGOs, companies, policy makers, and investors–to start working together to accelerate the trend towards a robust commercial market.
Clean Energy Group has released a new report calling for more collaboration on policies to promote emerging distributed energy storage technologies, Distributed Energy Storage: A Case for National and International Collaboration. The creation of both national and international networks could advance new and effective policies to support distributed energy storage technologies.
Clean Energy Group President Lew Milford and Program Associate Seth Mullendore hosted a webinar to discuss the key findings of the report. They were joined by guest speaker Katherine Hamilton from the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The ESA is dedicated to promoting the adoption of competitive and reliable energy storage systems for electric service. Learn more about the ESA at http://energystorage.org/.
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at: http://www.cesa.org/assets/Uploads/Webinar-Slides-4.16.15.pdf
The European Energy Centre (EEC) hosted an additional webinar on this topic on Thursday, April 16, from 9-10am ET. Guest speakers Lew Milford and Seth Mullendore from Clean Energy Group were joined by Janice Lin of the Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) and the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA). A recording of this webinar is available at http://academy-eec.co.uk/webinar-series/latest-innovations-in-renewable-energy-storage.html.