420 Energy Storage Projects

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The government has done something right!  In contrast to the Obamacare website debacle, the DOE has provided a website that provides extensive and useful information on large scale electric storage projects. The recent press release states, ” The Energy Storage Database lists 420 energy storage projects from 34 countries with a combined 123GW of installed […]

Rebates Extended for Energy Storage in California

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Today, Jerry Brown, Governor of California, will sign AB 1150 into law.  This bill increases the funds available for the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) rebates.  These rebates have helped fund distributed storage projects in California and have been extended to include Energy Storage.  After many delays and changes in the SGIP program, these additional […]

CPUC Revamp Trying to Kill Advanced Energy Storage?

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The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is revamping the rules for the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) with a major, and completely inappropriate, performance requirement for Advanced Energy Storage. The SGIP provides rebates for various on-site distributed energy resources (DER).  Energy Storage was added to the list of DER’s several years ago after much work by VRB […]

CPUC Issues Rebate Revamp for Storage

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Well, they’ve done it. After much delay, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has finally issued their draft decision in Rulemaking 10-05-004 to modify the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and the rebates available for Advanced Energy Storage (AES). The California SGIP program was originally based on state legislation designed to reduce peak energy demand. […]

CESA v. Itron, How Hard is it to Put Energy Storage in a Box?

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The California Public Utilities Commission hired Itron, Inc. to prepare a report on the “Cost-Effectiveness of Distributed Generation Technologies” as part of their on-going project to revise the Self Generation Incentive Program, which has provided rebates for energy storage installations. According to the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), they got it completely wrong when it […]

Emission Off-Sets or Energy Storage?

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is currently dealing with the problem of disappearing electric generation in the Southern California area. Due to environmental concerns – emissions and water – many older fossil fueled plants are being retired,and it’s not possible to permit new plants. 12,000 MW of capacity is at risk and system reliability […]

CAISO Report – Integration of Renewable Resources

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CAISO – the California Independent System Operator – is constantly worrying about the impact of renewable wind and solar generation on the California grid. It’s their job as the grid operator – gotta keep the grid stable and the lights on. The problem with intermittent – oops, sorry, variable generation – “variable” is the new […]