Associations, utilities and other parties recently weighed in on a draft policy statement released by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission related to the treatment of energy storage technologies in integrated resource planning and resource acquisition.
Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar on May 18 unveiled an exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S.
Southern Company subsidiary Gulf Power is installing Tesla lithium-ion batteries at its McCrary Storm and Training Center in Pensacola, Florida, for an energy storage system demonstration project. The two-year project, designed to help industrial and commercial customers store and use energy on demand, is being conducted in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute's Integrated Grid Initiative.
New York lawmakers recently passed legislation that would establish an energy storage deployment program and now awaits further action from the governor.
Toronto Hydro's test of what it says is a first-of-its-kind energy storage system mounted on utility poles is showing positive results and, if successful, the devices could be included with new installations in the Canadian utility's service territory.
Grid-scale energy storage costs including hardware and customer acquisition will drop 41 percent over the next five years, GTM Research says in a new report.