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 […]

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 […]

Contest! Prizes! Discover Efficiency of Pumped Hydro!

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in energy storage efficiency, flow battery, pumped hydro, VRB-ESS

Please help us ferret out (apologies to mink and weasel lovers!) information on what appears to be a great mystery – the round trip efficiency of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage. Prizes will be awarded! The round trip efficiency of storage technologies are of great interest and discussion. Some are concerned about “wasting energy” when storing […]

I know this blog is about the VRB Energy Storage System, but…

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in climate change, compressed air energy storage, Global Warming, greenhouse gases, VRB-ESS

I guess I’m one of those people who will step aside when the herd is all heading one way to look and make sure we’re going the right way, and not off the cliff. Never been a lemming. I don’t readily accept the “conventional wisdom”. I’ve found out that usually, when some concept attains universal […]